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

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Genus:
Ectima Doubleday, 1848 . Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : pl.42, fig. 4.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : BIBLIDINAE : BIBLIDINI : AGERONIINA

Type-species:
Ectima iona Doubleday, 1848. Gen. diurn. Lep. : pl.42, fig.4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Only the above species was cited on plate 42 on the first publication of the name Ectima and that species is therefore the type-species of this genus by monotypy. The relevant portion of the text ((1) : 227) was not published until July 1849 and it has therefore no bearing on the question of the species to be accepted as the type-species, a matter which (as shown above) had been settled by monotypy on the first publication of the name Ectima in December of the previous year.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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