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

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Prepona Boisduval, 1836 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 1Plates : 3, pl.7 [= pl.3B], fig. 13.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Nymphalis demodice Godart, 1824. Encycl. méth. Hist. nat. : 408.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Nymphalis demodice Godart is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Potamis laertes Hübner, [1821], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : pl. [70]).

Prepona Boisduval, 1836 was designated as the type-genus for the subtribe Preponina, new tribe Preponini and subfamily Preponinae (Nymphalidae) [Prepona is now placed in the Nymphalidae, Charaxinae] by Rydon, 1971, Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 83 : 314, 318, 310 [Preponinae is not adopted here].

PREPONA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: CHARAXINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Morpho Hübner, 1819: 49.
Pepona ; Köhler, 1923: 26.

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