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

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Diadema Boisduval, 1832 , in d'Urville. Voy. Astrolabe (Faune ent.) 1(Lépid.) : 135.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio bolina Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 479.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Blanchard , 1840. In: Castelnau, Hist. nat. Ins. (Spec. gén. Lépid.), 3: 479.

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

This name is invalid under the Law of Homonymy, being a junior homonym of Diadema Gray, 1825 (Ann. Phil. 26 : 426). Formerly, there were two older homonyms, namely Diadema Schumacher, 1817, and Diadema Ranzani, 1817, but both of these were suppressed by the Commission under its Plenary Powers in its Opinion 206 published in 1954, the purpose of that decision being to validate the Echinoderm name Diadema Gray referred to above.

Cowan (1970: 45) stated:-

" : 133 to read - : 135", [genus page].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Esoptria Hübner, 1819: 45.

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