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

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Genus:
Neptis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 42.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : BIBLIDINAE : BIBLIDINI : EURYTELINA

Type-species:
Papilio emilia Cramer, 1779. Uitl. Kapellen 3: 50, pl.223, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hemming , 1943. Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B), 12(2): 28.

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

This is another of the strange cases where Hübner appropriated a name published by one of his predecessors and republished it as his own in an entirely different sense. It is, of course, invalid as a junior homonym of Neptis Fabricius, 1807.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Vila Kirby, 1871: 217.


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