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Evena Westwood 1850 see nomenclature section

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Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Adoliadini


Five species endemic to central and west African forest.


This genus is often called Catuna. The generic name Evena was published in synonymy (of Jaera Hübner) by Westwood, and viewed as unavailable under ICZN Art. 11.6 by Hemming (1967), who considered Catuna to be the valid name for the genus. However, Cowan (1970) pointed out that Hemming himself (1941) made Evena available by employing it as the senior name for the genus (ICZN Art. 11.6.1). This synonymy is reflected in Bridges' (1988) catalogue, but not in more recent works (Ackery et al., 1995; Larsen 2005).

Other Names for Evena Westwood 1850 see nomenclature section


Ackery PR, Smith CR, and Vane-Wright RI eds. 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.

Bridges CA. 1988. Catalogue of family-group and genus-group names (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Charles A. Bridges, Urbana, IL.

Cowan CF. 1970. Annotationes Rhopalocerologicae 1970. Clunbury Press, Berkhamsted, Herts.

Hemming F. 1941. J. Soc. Bibl. nat. Hist. 1: 428.

Hemming F. 1967. The generic names of the butterflies and their type-species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bull. BM(NH) Ent. Supp. 9: 1-509.

Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.

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Scientific Name Evena crithea
Location Zambia: Lesombo River
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By Niklas Wahlberg
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage adult
View dorsal/ventral
Source NW107-17
Copyright © Niklas Wahlberg
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