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

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Pyronia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 59.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pyronia tithone Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 59.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 261. [(as a junior name of tithonus)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

(as defined by the lectotype of Papilio tithonus Linnaeus, 1771, (Mantissa Plant. : 537), which by selection by Hemming (1964, Annot. lep. (3) : 93 represents also the lectotype of the present nominal species).

The nominal species Pyronia tithone was established by Hübner upon the basis of bibliographical references to three previously established nominal species. In order to provide the concept represented by the nominal species Pyronia tithone Hübner with a determinate content and in order also to link that nominal species closely with Papilio tithonus Linnaeus, 1771 (the first of the previously established nominal species upon which Pyronia tithone Hübner is based), I designated in 1964 (Annot. lep. (3) : 93) the lectotype of Papilio Linnaeus or, if none of the syntypes of that nominal species has as yet been selected to be its lectotype, the syntype hereafter to be so selected, to be also the lectotype of Pyronia tithone Hübner.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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