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

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Porphyrogenes Watson, 1893 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 18 [key], 35.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Telegonus omphale Butler, 1871. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4), 8: 284.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
Lectotype VENEZUELA: ? Locality, (BMNH, London).. See images in Buttterflies of America.

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Telegonus omphale Butler is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as a subspecies of the taxon represented by the older-established nominal species Eudamus passalus Herrich-Schaeffer, 1869 (CorrespBl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23 : 172 [repaged offprint as Prodromus 3 : 64]).

Cowan (1970: 54) stated:-

PORPHYROGENES "Hewitson" to read - Watson, [genus author].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the subfamily Eumatinae..

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