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

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Ardaris Watson, 1893 . Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 : 11 [key], 13.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Pyrrhopyga eximia Hewitson, 1871. Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. : 167.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

In addition to establishing the nominal species Pyrrhopyga eximia in 1871 in the Trans. ent. Soc. Lond., as shown above, Hewitson, published a description with accompanying figures of this species in the same year in his own work (Ill. exot. Butts 4 : [98], pl. [52], figs 12). The exact date of publication in 1871 of the relevant Part of the Trans. is not known, but the corresponding Part of the Illustr. was received in the British Museum on 19th October of that year. It may be concluded that the Trans. was the earlier, because in the Illustr. Hewitson gave a bibliographical reference to the Trans.

Cowan (1970: 42) stated:-

"Pyrropyga to read - Pyrrhopyga [sic]", [for the type-species generic name].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Pyrginae : Pyrrhopygini.

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