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

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Genus:
Arletta Hemming, 1935 . Stylops 4(1) : 3.

Status:
Objective Replacement Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : POLYOMMATINAE : POLYOMMATINI

Type-species:
Polyommatus vardhana Moore, 1874. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 572, pl.66, fig.5. [(of Moorea Toxopeus, 1927)]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

I introduced this name as a replacement for Moorea Toxopeus, 1927, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

Arletta Hemming, 1935 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Oreolyce Toxopeus, 1927 by Eliot and Kawazoe, 1983, Blue butterflies of the Lycaenopsis group, p.34.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Moorea Toxopeus, 1927: 255.


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