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

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Nimula Blanchard, 1840 , in Castelnau. Hist. nat. Ins. 3 : 465.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio lucinda Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 3, pl.1, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Blanchard attributed this name to Boisduval, and, as four years earlier (i.e. in 1836) Boisduval had established a genus to which he had applied the name Nymula, it might have been possible to argue that the present name was no more than an Incorrect Subsequent Spelling of Nymula. This hypothesis seems however to be most unlikely in view of the widely separated character of the species placed by Blanchard in Nimula and by Boisduval in Nymula and in view also of the proprietary way in which Blanchard designated the type-species of this genus. Accordingly, Nimula is here treated as the name of a genus established independently by Blanchard on his own authority.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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