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

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Genus:
Ruralis Tutt, 1906 . Entomologists Rec. J. Var. 18(5) : 130.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : THECLINI

Type-species:
Papilio betulae Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 482.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-
Tutt erroneously supposed that Ruralis had been introduced in a binominal sense by Barbut in 1781 (Gen. Ins. : 173) and that he had designated the above species as the type-species. In actual fact, Barbut, who was not a binominalist, did neither of these things. The name is attributable to Tutt, by whom it was first validly published.

The name Ruralis Tutt is invalid, as it is a junior objective synonym of Thecla Fabricius, 1807.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Thecla Fabricius, 1807: 286.


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