Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Eprius Godman, 1901 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 741.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : HESPERIINAE

Type-species:
Epeus veleda Godman, 1901. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera), 2: 601, pl.103, figs 21-23.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
(through Article 67.8 (replacement names)) .

Type specimens:
Type MEXICO: Ver/Tab, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Godman introduced the name Eprius as a replacement for Epeus Godman, published earlier in the same year, which is invalid under the Law of Homonymy.

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Hesperiidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Hesperiinae : Moncini.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to EPRIUS and included species.

Junior name(s):
Epeus Godman, 1901: 601.


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