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

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Genus:
Iraota Moore, 1881 . Lepid. Ceylon 1(3) : 101.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : AMBLYPODIINI

Type-species:
Hesperia maecenas Fabricius, 1793. Entomologia systematica : 271.

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
? Type status ? COUNTRY: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Hesperia maecenas Fabricius is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio tomileon Stoll, [1790] (Aanhangs. Werk Uitl. Kapellen Pieter Cramer : 146, pl. 32, fig. 4).

Cowan (1968: 12) stated:-

IRAOTA, line 5; "tomileon" should read; timoleon

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Iroata ; Adamson, 1897: 34.


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