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

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Maculinea van Eecke, 1915 . Zool. Meded. Leiden 1(1) : 28.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio alcon Schifferm├╝ller, 1775. Ank├╝ndung syst. Werkes. Schmett. Wienergegend : 182.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Graves , 1928. Entomologists Rec. J. Var. 40: 102.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by Papilio alcon is currently considered subjectively on taxonomic grounds to be congeneric with the taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio arion Linnaeus, 1758, which for a time was erroneously supposed to be the type-species of Lycaena Fabricius, 1807, following an incorrect type-determination by Tutt in 1900 (Ent. Rec. 18 : 130).

Glaucopsyche Scudder, 1872 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Maculinea van Eecke, 1915 by Balint 1989, Atalanta 19 (1-4) : 93.

MACULINEA was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: LYCAENINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Argus Boisduval, 1832: 49.
Maculinae ; Hemming, 1967: 55.

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