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

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Genus:
Erotion Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 80.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : RIODINIDAE : RIODININAE : HELICOPINI

Type-species:
Papilio cupido Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 482.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Erotion Billberg is invalid, as it is a junior objective synonym of Helicopis Fabricius, 1807.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Helicopis Fabricius, 1807: 285.


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