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

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Archonias Hübner, 1831 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 3 : 19.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Archonias marcias Hübner, 1831. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: 19, pl.[80], figs 461-462.    [BHLBHL]

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

Type specimens:
? Type status Brazil (BA): ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Scudder, erroneously believing that Archonias marcias was the only species placed in this genus by Hübner, stated that that species was the type-species by monotypy. In fact, however, it was one of three species treated by Hübner as belonging to Archonias. This misconception on the part of Scudder does not however invalidate his selection of the above species as type-species.

The taxon represented by the nominal species Archonias marcias is currently treated subjectively as representing the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Pieris tereas Godart, [1819] (Ency. méth. 9 (Ins.) (1) : 38)

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Clio Herrich-Schäffer, 1858: 54.

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