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

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Genus:
Parrhasius Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 79.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : EUMAEINI

Type-species:
Papilio polibetes Stoll, 1781. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 98, pl.341, figs B-C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 242.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Parrhasius Hübner [1819], was given as a valid generic name by Nicolay, 1976, Bulletin Allyn Mus. No. 35 : 2. [Also given the same status in Hemming, 1967].

Parrhasius Hübner, 1819 was treated as the senior synonym of Eupsyche Scudder, 1876, by Nicolay, 1979, Bulletin of the Allyn Museum (No. 56) : 1.

Oppler & Warren, 2003. Butterflies of North America 2. Scientific Names List of Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University include Parrhasius in the tribe Eumaeini.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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