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

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Genus:
Zegris Boisduval, 1836 , in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. nat. Ins. 1 : 552.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 2

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PIERIDAE : PIERINAE : ANTHOCHARIDINI

Type-species:
Papilio eupheme Esper, 1804. Die Schmett. in Abbildungen : 105, pl.113, figs 2-3.

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Blanchard , 1840. In: Castelnau, Hist. nat. Ins. (Spec. gén. Lépid.), 3: 105, pl.113, figs. 2-3.

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Boisduval attributed this name to Rambur, from whom - as he explained in a footnote - he had received a communication while the Spec. gén. was passing through the press. At the time of the publication of that work, Zegris was still an unpublished name and it must therefore be attributed to Boisduval.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Zegris Rambur, 1837: 581.


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