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Melampias Hübner 1819

Melampias huebneri van Son 1955

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Ypthimina


A monotypic genus from South Africa.

Nomenclature and synonymy

It is unusual that the date of the name of the type species is 150 years later than the date of description of the genus. In this case, Hübner's original type for the genus, Papilio hyperbius Linnaeus 1764, is invalid, being a junior homonym of Papilio hyperbius Linnaeus 1763 (now Argynnis hyperbius (L.)).

Other Names for Melampias huebneri van Son 1955


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

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