The Global Lepidoptera Names Index

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The Global Lepidoptera Names Index is a searchable database maintained by the Department of Entomology at the Natural History Museum, London.

It is based on card indices,and scanned journals, nomenclatural catalogues and the Zoological Record. It contains the majority of world Lepidoptera names published up until 1981 and for some groups is up to date.[1]

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  1. ^ The Global Lepidoptera Names Index Introduction, retrieved online: 2011-01-4

The Global Lepidoptera Names Index or LepIndex allows anyone free internet access to

the zoological authority who named a butterfly or moth species
where the original description was published
status of the name (Valid name or synonym)

It is the main source of Lepidoptera names in the Integrated Taxonomic Information System and Catalogue of Life.

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