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

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Genus:
Melete Swainson, 1831 . Zool. Illustr. 2 : pl.79.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : PIERINAE : PIERINI : APORIINA

Type-species:
Pieris limnoria Godart, 1819. Encycl. m├ęth. Hist. nat. : 144.

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Pieris limnoria Godart is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being a subspecies of the taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio lycimnia Cramer, [1777] (Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9) : 13, pl. 105, figs E, F).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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