Pistoria replacement name
Mambara junior homonymAndrew V. Z. Brower
A monobasic genus from the mountains of New Guinea. The butterfly is superficially similar to a variety of other Papuan lycaenids, with which it may be involved in a mimetic complex (Parsons 1999).
In 1908, Bethune-Baker managed to publish the same generic name for this butterfly and for a group of limacodid moths. The latter has precedence by two weeks, and Hemming's name is a replacement for the junior homonym.
Parsons, M. 1999 The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. San Diego: Academic Press.
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