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

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Lyropteryx Westwood, 1851 , in Doubleday. Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : 433, note, pl.72, fig. 1.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Lyropteryx apollonia Westwood, 1851. In: Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. : 433, note, pl.72, fig.1.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 210.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

Westwood on plate 72 cited only Lyropteryx apollonia but in the text he added a second species to this genus. It is now known (Hemming, 1941, J. Soc. Bibl. nat. Hist. 1 : 435) that plate 72 and page 433 were published on the same day (10th October 1851). Accordingly, there were two originally included species for this genus. Of these, Lyropteryx apollonia which was both described and figured by Westwood was (as already noted) selected as the type-species by Scudder

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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