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

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Genus:
Heliopetes Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 81.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : PYRGINI

Type-species:
Papilio niveus Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 33, pl.22, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio niveus Cramer is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio arsalte Linnaeus, 1758 (Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1 : 469).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Hesperiidae in Wikipedia.

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

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to HELIOPETES and included species.

Junior name(s):
Heliopete ; Silva, 1967: 104.
Heliopetis ; Holland & Cary, 1996: 69.
Heliopotes ; Mielke, 2004: 48.
Helioptes ; Hall, 1925: 189.
Helioptetes ; Okano, 1981: 58.
Helipetes ; Brown & Miller, 1975: 635.
Helipotes ; Schaefer & Breyer, 1942: 225.
Helopetes ; Tietz, 1972: 270.


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