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

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Phareas Westwood, 1852 , in Doubleday. Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : pl.78, fig. 4.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phareas coeleste Westwood, 1852. In: Doubleday, Gen. diurn. Lep. : pl.78, fig.4.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

In the text Westwood added Papilio peleus Linnaeus, 1763, to this genus, and this species was selected as the type-species by Lindsey in 1925 (Ann. ent. Soc. Amer. 18 : 97), but this selection was invalid, because, as shown above, that species was not included in this genus when, months earlier, this genus was established on plate 78.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Grynopsis Watson, 1893: 19 (key), 42.
Phareav ; Nielsen, Salazar & Vargas, 2001: 96.
Phareus ; Godman, 1900: 578.
Phareus Kirby, 1880: 188.

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