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

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Genus:
Themone Westwood, 1851 , in Doubleday. Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : pl.72, fig. 9.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : RIODINIDAE : RIODININAE : RIODININI

Type-species:
Helicopis pais Hübner, 1820. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[16].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Westwood's text (loc. cit. (2) : 462) relating to the name Themone was published in December 1851, i.e. two months after the issue of plate 72. Here also the sole included species was Helicopis pais.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Riodinidae in Wikipedia.

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