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

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Genus:
Anthopsyche Wallengren, 1857 . K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. (n.f.) 2(4) : 10.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : PIERINAE : Tribe unassigned

Type-species:
Papilio achine Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 94, pl.338, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 114.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Papilio achine Stoll is invalid as it is a junior homonym of Papilio achine Scopoli, 1763 (Ent. carn. : 156).

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio achine Stoll is currently identified subjectively on taxonomic grounds with the taxon represented by the nominal species Anthocharis antevippe Boisduval, [1836] (Roret's Suite à Buffon), Hist. Nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 1 : 572, pl. 18 (=pl. 2C), and, as the name achine Stoll is objectively invalid, is currently known by the name antevippe Boisduval.

Cowan (1970) stated:-

"Some surprise is evinced that Wallengren "twice described as new" several genera (e.g. Anthopsyche, Chrysorychia), first in the Nandlingar of 1857 and then in the Ofversigt in 1858. But that was a normal procedure, the Ofversigt (over-sight; review) standing in relation to the Handlingar more or less as do Bulletins and Proceedings vis-a-vis Annals and Transactions.
Papers for the Handlingar were printed as they came, and published individually paginated. That is why Wallengren's paper No. 4 is correctly dated "1857" although Part (1) of the Volume (n.f.) 2 was not completed until 1858. Papers were available for purchase direct from the Akademy as soon as printed. They were virtually ready-made "separates."

The Ofversigt reviewed the Handlingar material and, which is important, often revised it. Wallengren's paper No. 4 of 1857 had several modifications when reported in 1858 in part (2) (of 9) of Ofversigt 15. The replacement name Thespia appeared in place of the original Ptychopteryx; and type-species were designated for several genera (Chrysorychia, Pseudonympha, Rhopalocampta) for which the Handlingar paper had omitted that service."

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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