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

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Erythrochrus Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 . Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1(1) : wrapper, pl.70 figs 397, 398. [1858, ibidem 1: 75, 82]    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Erythrochrus bicolor Herrich-Schäffer, 1855. Samml. aussereurop. Schmett. 1: wrapper, pl.70, figs 397, 398. [; 1858, ibidem 1: 75, 82]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [LEEWARD IS]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Fletcher & Nye (1984) stated:-

Plate 70 of Herrich Schäffer's work was probably issued in 1855 but available evidence demonstrates that the plate was issued without a legend and the names of the species figured on it should, therefore, be dated from the relevant text. The text was issued in two parts, pages 1 52 in September 1856 the remainder in 1858 (see Fletcher, 1979, in Nye 3: xii xiv).

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