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

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Dubiella Evans, 1936 . Proc. R. ent. Soc. Lond. (B) 5(3) : 55.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio dubius Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 123, pl.354, figs B-C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Following upon an invalid type-selection made by Scudder in 1875 (Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 145) the nominal species Papilio dubius Stoll was for long treated erroneously as being the type-species of the genus Coeliades Hübner, 1818. Attention was drawn to this mistake of Scudder's by myself in 1935 (Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 83 : 436) when I selected Papilio forestan Stoll, [1782], to be the type-species of Coeliades Hübner. As a result of this correction, the nominal species Papilio dubius Stoll was left without a nomenclatorially available name. It was to make good this deficiency that in the following year Evans introduced the name Dubiella.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Hesperiinae : Calpodini.

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