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Eropus Godman & Salvin, 1896 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 3 : pl.88, figs 27-29, 428 [footnote].    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Antigonus aegides Herrich-Schäffer, 1869. Corresp.-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg : 135.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
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Hemming (1967) stated:-

This name is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Eropus Grouvelle, 1895 (Ann. Soc. ent. Fr. 64 : 162).

In the text (: 428) Godman & Salvin explained in a footnote that after plate 88, bearing the name Eropus had been drawn they had ascertained that the generic name had already been published as the name for a different genus. They accordingly thereupon introduced the replacement name Theagenes for the present genus.

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Theagenes Godman & Salvin, 1896: 428.

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