Cris Guppy & Aud Fischer cguppy at
Fri Jun 11 01:50:33 EDT 1999

Homonomy of genera does not apply across Orders, anymore than homonomy of
species applies across Families.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris J. Durden <drdn at>
To: leps-l at <leps-l at>
Date: June 9, 1999 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: Aglais

>  Oh no! This can't be. I thought Hemming had checked all the classical
>names twice, and then Cowan had gone over the corrections and corrected
>  You may be right, because they missed Klug's early publication (that
>Paclt found) on the genus *Heliconius*, *Plebeius* and others. This makes
>Cuvier's use of the family group name Plebei valid, and potentially obliges
>a switch from Lycaenidae to Plebeidae, if we apply priority to family group
>names. *Pieris* as a plant and a butterfly is currently ok, but *Aglais* as
>a mollusc and a butterfly is not.
>  What is the reference for mollusc *Aglais*? Let's clean this up and get
>back in the field.
>...........Chris Durden
>At 06:21  9/06/99 -0700, you wrote:
>>I just noticed that it appears to be a valid name for a mollusc genus.
>>Seems like potential conflict, no? And I've only checked the "a"s. So, was
>>this the kind of nomenclatural problems you all had in mind? How much
>>you like to bet that this is older than the lep name?  :-P
>>Ol' Troublemaker,
>>Doug Yanega       Dept. of Entomology           Entomology Research Museum
>>Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
>>phone: (909) 787-4315
>>  "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
>>        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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