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

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Genus:
Appias Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 91.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : PIERINAE : PIERINI : APPIADINA

Type-species:
Papilio zelmira Stoll, 1780. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 64, pl.320, figs C-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Butler , 1870. Cist. ent. 1(3): 49.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio zelmira is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as representing the same taxon as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio libythea Fabricius, 1775 (Syst. Ent. : 471).

APPIAS was included within the subfamily PIERIDAE: PIERINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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