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

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Genus:
Pyrisitia Butler, 1870 . Cist. ent. 1(3) : 35, 44.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : COLIADINAE

Type-species:
Papilio proterpia Fabricius, 1775. Systema entomologiae : 478.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Types JAMAICA: ? Locality, (? Depository).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Notes:
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to PYRISITIA and included species.

Junior name(s):
Pyristia ; Scudder, 1875: 261.


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