Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Lymanopoda Westwood, 1851 , in Doubleday. Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : pl.67, figs 6, 7.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Lymanopoda samius Westwood, 1851. In: Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. : pl.67, figs 6-7.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Doubleday's plate 67 was published on 15th May 1851, but the text (: 401) relating to Lymanopoda was not published until 5th July of that year. On the plate Westwood placed only Lymnanopoda samius in the genus Lymanopoda and that species is therefore the type-species by monotypy. In the text published in the same year Westwood added two further species to this genus, but did not designate a type-species. It may be noted that, even if the text had been published at the same time as plate 67, the nominal species Lymanopoda samius would still have been the type-species of this genus, it having been so selected by Scudder in 1875 (Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 210).

As explained in the note on Sarromia Westwood, [1851], Lymanopoda has precedence over its subjective synonym Sarromia by a First Reviser choice made by Westwood (loc. cit. (2) : 402).

LYMANOPODA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: SATYRINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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