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

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Genus:
Archon Hübner, 1822 . Syst.-alphab. Verz. eur. Schmett. : 2, 6, 8, 9.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : PAPILIONIDAE : PARNASSIINAE : LUEHDORFIINI

Type-species:
Papilio thia Hübner, 1806. Samml. eur. Schmett. 1: pl. 124, figs 635-636. [; [1806], ibidem (Ziefer) : 60]    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 117. [(as a junior name of appollinus)]    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio thia Hübner is currently treated subjectively as representing the same taxon - at the species-level but not at the subspecies-level - as that represented by the nominal species Papilio apollinus Herbst, 1798 (in Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins., Schmett. 9 : 156, pl. 250, figs 5-8).

Archon Hübner, 1822, was referred to the Zerynthiinae from the Parnassinae within the Papilionidae by Niculescu, 1981, Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique de Mulhouse 1981 : 60.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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