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

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Ouleus Lindsey, 1925 . Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1) : 95.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Achlyodes fridericus Geyer, 1832. In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. : 9, pl.[106], figs 611-612.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Achlyodes fridericus was selected as the type-species of Achlyodes Hübner by Scudder in 1875 (Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 100) but that selection was invalid, Butler (1870) having made a valid selection of a different species (Papilio busiris Cramer, [1779]) as the type-species of that genus. The mistaken nature of the action remained undetected until it was pointed out by Lindsey, who, realizing that the correction so made left Achlyodes fridericus without an available generic name, made good this deficiency by establishing the nominal genus Ouleus for that 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 Pyrrginae: Achlyodini.

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Junior name(s):
Oleus ; Sánchez, Dirzo & Balcázar, 1999: 110.

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