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

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Ariadne Horsfield, 1829 . Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy (2) : explic. pls. 6, 7.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio coryta Cramer, 1776. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 136, pl.86, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio coryta Cramer is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the nominal species Papilio ariadne Linnaeus, 1763 (Amoen. acad. 6 : 407) . It may certainly be concluded that Horsfield himself held this taxonomic view and that it was on this account that he chose the name "Ariadne" as the name for this genus.

Cowan (1970: 42) stated:-

"line 1 to end- (ref. pls. vi, vii)".

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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