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

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Phoebis Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 98.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Phoebis cypris Hübner, 1819. Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 98.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Butler , 1873. Lep. exot. 1: 155.    [BHLBHL]

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

[Phoebis cypris Hübner, [1819]] - [a nominal species established as a replacement for the nominal species Papilio cipris Cramer, [1777] (Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9) : 5, pl. 99, figs E, F)].

The taxon represented by the above nominal species is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as a form of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio argante Fabricius, 1775 (Syst. Ent. : 470).

PHOEBIS was included within the subfamily PIERIDAE: COLIADINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Colias Hübner, 1819: 99.
Metura Butler, 1873: 155.

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