Melete lycimnia (Cramer, [1777])

    peruviana Lucas, 1852

Original Description

Pieris peruviana Lucas, 1852

Type specimen(s)

Status: Holotype
Specimen data: HT (♂, 1839, C. Gay leg.)
Additional information: "Holotype male, MNHN [examined] (Fig. 1).", "The unique type of peruviana was obtained by Claude Gay in 1839" (Lamas, 1990: 1).
Current depository: MNHN, Paris

Type locality

Current country: Peru

Taxonomic history

Originally described as Pieris peruviana Lucas, 1852
Treated as a subspecies of Melete lycimnia (Cramer, 1777) by Lamas (1990: 1).


Original description not seen / checked!