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

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Panara Doubleday, 1847 . List Spec. lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. (2) : 8.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio jarbas Drury, 1782. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : index et 10, pl.8, fig.2.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 236. [(as a junior name of thisbe)]    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio iarbas [sic, see below] Drury is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio thisbe Fabricius, 1781, (Spec. Ins. 2 : 130).

Cowan (1968: 19) stated:-

The three completely distinct species which have become merged in the List [Hemming, 1967] Index (see entry there, for pp. 487-8) as "Papilio iarbas" are not even homonyms.

Their respective identities, with correct original spelling of specific names, are:

Lymnas iarbas (Fabricius, 1787 : 83) - Neotropical Riodinidae.

Nadisepa iarbus (Fabricius, 1787 : 68) - Oriental Lycaenidae.

Panara thisbe (Fabricius, 1781) syn. jarbas (Drury, 1782) - Neotropical Riodinidae.

Cowan, (1968: 13) stated:-

PANARA, lines 2, 4: "iarbas" should read; jarbas.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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