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

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Eunica Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 61.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio monima Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 202, pl.387, figs F-G.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 171.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio monima is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being congeneric with that represented by the nominal species Papilio amelia Cramer, [1777], the type-species of the genus Evonyme Hübner, [1819]. The names Eunica and Evonyme were published on the same page of the Verzeickniss and the relative precedence to be accorded to them depends therefore on the choice of the First Reviser. This was Kirby (1871, Syn. Cat. Diurn. Lep. : 198) who adopted the name Eunica, sinking Evonyme as a junior synonym.

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 Eunica in the subfamily Biblidinae.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Amycla Doubleday, 1849: 223.
Callianira Doubleday, 1847: pl.28, fig. 1.
Eunice Geyer, 1832: 39.
Faunia Poey, 1847: 178.

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