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

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Genus:
Necyria Westwood, 1851 , in Doubleday. Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : 432, pl.73, fig. 9.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : RIODINIDAE : RIODININAE : RIODININI

Type-species:
Necyria bellona Westwood, 1851. In: Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. : 432, note, pl.73, fig.9.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 225.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

This is one of the relatively few cases in which in the Gen. diurn. Lep. a plate and its relevant text were published on the same date. The species (with its name misspelled bellina) was the sole species placed in Necyria on plate 73; in the text a second species was added.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Riodinidae in Wikipedia.

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