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

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Heliophorus Geyer, 1832 , in Hübner. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4 : 40.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Heliophorus belenus Geyer, 1832. In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4: 40, pl.[135], figs 785-786.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 186. [(as a junior name of epicles)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Heliophorus belenus Geyer is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Polyommatus epicles Godart, [1824] (Ency. méth. 9 (Ins.) (2) : 646).

HELIOPHORUS was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: LYCAENINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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

Junior name(s):
Nesa Zhdanko, 1995: 654.

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