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

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Vindula Hemming, 1934 . Entomologist 67 : 77.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio arsinoe Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 100, pl.160, figs B-C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

Up to the year 1934 this genus was without a name, owing to the fact that it had long been known by the name Cynthia Fabricius, 1807, owing to the erroneous action by Scudder in 1875 (Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 152) in seeking to set up Papilio arsinoe Cramer as the type-species of that genus. The true type-species of Cynthia is, by selection by Westwood, [1840], the very different species Papilio cardui Linnaeus, 1758. This species is closely allied to Papilio atalanta Linnaeus, 1758, the type-species of Vanessa Fabricius, 1807.

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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