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

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Genus:
Adelpha Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 42.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : LIMENITIDINAE : LIMENITIDINI

Type-species:
Papilio mesentina Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 102, pl.162, figs B-C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 102.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Oppler & Warren, 2003. Butterflies of North America 2. Scientific Names List of Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University include Adelpha in the subfamily Limenitidinae, treated here as tribe within the Danainae.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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