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

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Genus:
Acidalia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 31.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 3

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : HELICONIINAE : ARGYNNINI : ARGYNNINA

Type-species:
Papilio niphe Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), : 785.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 101.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name ACIDALIA Hübner is invalid as a junior objective synonym of ARGYREUS Scopoli, 1777, of which the same nominal species is the type-species.

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio niphe Linnaeus is currently identified on taxonomic grounds with that represented by older-established nominal species Papilio hyperbius Linnaeus, 1763, Amoen. acad. 6 : 408.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Argyreus Scopoli, 1777: 431.


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