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

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Achalarus Scudder, 1872 . Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 4 : 50.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio lycidas Smith, 1797. In: Smith & Abbot, Nat. Hist. lepid. Ins. Georgia 1: 39, pl.20.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Papilio lycidas Smith is invalid as being a junior homonym of Papilio lycidas Cramer, [1777] (Uitl. Kapellen 2 (10) : 25, pl. 113, fig. A) . It has been replaced by the name Proteides lyciades Geyer, [1832] (in Hübner, Zutr. z. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4 : 10, pl. [108], figs 621-622 - female), which is thus the oldest available name objectively applicable to the present species.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the subfamily Eumatinae.

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Junior name(s):
Achalaris ; Bridges, 1984: I.1.
Achalaurus ; Skinner, 1911: 188.
Achalurus ; Maza, 1976: 19.
Achlarus ; Dyar, 1903: 57.

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