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Case 3749 – ERYNNINI Brues & Melander, 1932: proposed conservation by suppression of ERYNNIDI Tutt, 1906, ERYNNINAE Swinhoe, 1913 and ERYNNIDAE Hampson, 1918 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, HESPERIIDAE)

Emilio Balletto, Francesca Barbero, Simona Bonelli, Luca P. Casacci, Leonardo Dapporto


The purpose of this application, under Articles 41 and 65.2 of the Code, is to conserve the well-established current use of the hesperiid tribe Erynnini Brues & Melander, 1932 (subfamily Pyrginae) by suppressing its three senior homonyms Erynnidi Tutt, 1906, Erynnidae Swinhoe, 1913, and Erynnidae Hampson, 1918, which were based on the same genus Erynnis Schrank, 1801, the last based on many distinct and invalidly fixed type species.


Nomenclature; taxonomy; Hesperiidae; Pyrginae; Erynnis; European Dinghy skipper butterfly; Holarctic

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