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

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Genus:
Philocala Billberg, 1820 . Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb. : 79.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : BIBLIDINAE : BIBLIDINI : AGERONIINA

Type-species:
Papilio amphinome Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), : 779.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 248.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Philocala Billberg is invalid, as it is a junior objective synonym of Hamadryas Hübner, [1806].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Hamadryas Hübner, 1806: pl.[47].


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