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

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Genus:
Aphnaeus Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 81.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : APHNAEINI

Type-species:
Papilio orcas Drury, 1782. Illust. nat. hist. exot. insects : index et 46, pl.34, figs 2-3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 116.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Aphanaeus ; Hemming, 1967: 51.
Aphnaemorpha de Nicéville, 1890: 347.
Aphnaeomorpha ; Riley, 1922: 465.


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