Butterflies and Moths of the World
Generic Names and their Type-species
Argyreus Scopoli, 1777
Intr. Hist. nat.
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : HELICONIINAE : ARGYNNINI : ARGYNNINA
by subsequent designation by
Int. ent. Z.
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .
Hemming (1967) stated:-
The name Papilio niphe Linnaeus, 1767, was introduced as a replacement name for Papilio hyperbius Linnaeus, 1763 (Amoen. acad. 6 : 408). This replacement was entirely unnecessary and the name hyperbius Linnaeus, 1763, is an available name and, as the oldest such name applicable to the present species, is therefore its valid name.
By the ruling given in Direction 2 (1954, Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 2 : 613-628) the name Argyreus Scopoli has been placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as Name No. 758.
ARGYREUS was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: HELICONIINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).
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Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to ARGYREUS and included species.
Acidalia Hübner, 1819: 31.
Argyeeus ; Billberg, 1820: 77.
Argyrea ; Billberg, 1820: 77.