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

Genus details

Search again

Genus:
Ascia Scopoli, 1777 . Intr. Hist. nat. : 434.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : PIERINAE : PIERINI : PIERINA

Type-species:
Papilio monuste Linnaeus, 1764. Mus. Lud. Ulr. Reg. : 237.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1872. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 4: 61.

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Hampson in 1918 (Novit. zool. 25 : 385) sought to claim that Papilio crataegi Linnaeus, 1758, was automatically the type-species of this genus because it was the first of the species cited by Scopoli under the name Ascia. This claim was misconceived, because the so-called "First-Species Rule" was at no time recognized in the Code as a method for determining the type-species of genera.

ASCIA was included within the subfamily PIERIDAE: PIERINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Pieridae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to ASCIA and included species.


Submit correction/addition