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

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Genus:
Arcas Swainson, 1832 . Zool. Illustr. 2 : pl.88.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : EUMAEINI

Type-species:
Papilio imperialis Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 120, pl.76, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Notes:
Arcas Swainson, 1832 was designated as an invalid generic name by Niculescu, 1971, Revue roum. Biol. (Zool.) 16 : ????. [Arcas was treated as a valid genus by Hemming, 1967].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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