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

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Anthopsyche Wallengren, 1858 . Öfvers. K. VetenskAkad. Förh. Stockh. 15(1) : 76.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:

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: .

Hemming (1967) stated:-

This was published as the name for a new genus and cannot be treated as a subsequent usage of the same name as published in the previous year. It is invalid as a junior homonym of Anthopsyche Wallengren, 1857.

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."

Cowan (1970: 41) stated:-

"16 to read - 15. " [for the genus reference volume number].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Colotis Hübner, 1819: 97.

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