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

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Pheraeus Godman, 1900 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 578.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Carystus epidius Mabille, 1891. Annls Soc. ent. Belg. 35: cxix.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type PANAMA: ? Locality, (ZMHU).. See images in Buttterflies of America as Pheraeus odilia epidius (Mabille, 1891)

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Carystus epidius Mabille is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species, Apaustus odilia Plötz, 1884 (Stett. ent. Ztg 45 : 155).

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Hesperiinae : Moncini.

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