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

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Genus:
Flos Doherty, 1889 . J. asiat. Soc. Bengal (2) 58(4) : 412.

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : ARHOPALINI

Type-species:
Papilio apidanus Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 63, pl.137, figs F-G.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

Following an erroneous type-selection made by Scudder in 1875, Papilio apidanus, the type-species of the present genus, was incorrectly treated for many years as being the type-species of the genus Amblypodia Horsfield, [1829]. The subsequent history of the name Amblypodia Horsfield and the associated names Arhopala Boisduval and Horsfieldia Riley has been explained in detail in the note given under the name Amblypodia.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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