Elymnias hypermnestra described in PapilioAndrew V. Z. Brower
NomenclatureLamas (2010) notes that Papilio hypermnestra Linnaeus, 1763 is an invalid junior homonym of Papilio hypermnestra Scopoli, 1763 (currently treated as a synonym of Zerynthia polyxena ([Schiffermüller], 1775) (Papilionidae: Zerynthiini). However, Lamas suggests that longstanding usage will be less disrupted for both of these species if Scopoli's name is suppressed under the plenary powers of the ICZN.
Lamas, G. 2010. Nomenclatural notes on Sayrinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). SHILAP Revta. Lepid. 38: 197-204.
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