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Author(s): Bálint, Zs. & Olivier, A.
Title: Butterfly species-group taxa from the Balkans and western Anatolia attributed to Imre Frivaldszky (1799-1870) (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea et Papilionoidea)
Year: 2001
Publication date: 2001-11-30
Volume: 93
Pages: 151-197.

Abstract: Twenty-one butterfly species group taxa, the authorship of which has been traditionally attributed to Frivaldszky by classical XIXth century lepidopterists, though validly described for the first time either by Freyer (eleven taxa), Herrich -Schäffer (seven taxa) or Frivaldszky himself (three taxa), are discussed in the context of historical material provided to the first two workers, either directly or indirectly, by Frivaldszky and referred to as such in their works as well as in those of other contemporary authors. Special attention is further paid to the Frivaldszky Insect Collection, currently deposited in the Hungarian Natural History Museum and to its Catalogue (Frivaldszky 1864 a). Five nomina nuda have been published by Frivaldszky before any valid and available description appeared for the taxon in question, eight afterwards. Syntypes are determined here for the nominal taxa Lycena [sic!] eroides Frivaldszky, 1835 and Chilades trochylus var. grisea Abafi-Aigner, 1906, while the type locality of nine nominal taxa is either determined or corrected and one new synonym is established. With 15 figures.
Keywords: Lepidoptera, Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea, Frivaldszky, Balkan Peninsula, Anatolia
Subject: entomology

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Matskási, I. & Merkl, O.