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

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Genus:
Rhetus Swainson, 1830 . Zool. Illustr. 1 : pl.33.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : RIODINIDAE : RIODININAE : RIODININI

Type-species:
Papilio rhetus Cramer, 1775. Uitl. Kapellen 1: 98, pl.63, fig.C.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
(through Article 68.4 (absolute tautonymy)) .

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The taxon represented by the nominal species Papilio rhetus Cramer is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Papilio arcius Linnaeus, 1763 (Amoen. acad. 6 : 409).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Riodinidae in Wikipedia.

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