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

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Andropodum Scudder, 1875 . Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2) : 112.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

Mylothris margarita Hübner, 1825. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[120].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Scudder was under the misapprehension that the name Andropodum had been first published by Hübner in 1825 in that author's Cat. Lép. Coll. Franck (: 84), but, as shown above, it had in fact first been published by that author in his Syst.-alp. Verz. It was from among the species placed in this genus on the later of these two occasions that Scudder selected Mylothris margarita Hübner as type-species.

Employed in this erroneous sense, the name Andropodum attained a limited degree of currency, having been adopted by Talbot in 1932 (in Bryk's Lep. Cat. 53 : 183) in place of the name Glutophrissa Butler, 1887, which would have been a junior subjective synonym of Andropodum Hübner since it had in fact Mylothris margarita Hübner as its type-species. As misused in the foregoing sense - there being no such name as Andropodum Hübner 1825 - the name Andropodum can be attributed only to Scudder (1875), whom it was definitely recognised as a genus with the above species as type-species. The name Andropodum Scudder, 1875, is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Andropodum Hübner, 1822.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Glutophrissa Butler, 1887: 249.

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