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

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Gorgopas Godman & Salvin, 1894 . Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 366.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Achlyodes viridiceps Butler & Druce, 1872. Cist. ent. 1: 115.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Lindsey , 1925. Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1): 88.

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Achlyodes viridiceps Butler & Druce is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Pellicia chlorocephala Herrich-Schaeffer, 1870 (CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 24 : 160.

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

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Pyrrginae: Carcharodini.

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