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

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Argyreus Scopoli, 1777 . Intr. Hist. nat. : 431. ["Argyrevs"]    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio niphe Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), : 785.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Reuss , 1928. Int. ent. Z. 22(14): 146.

Type specimens:
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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Junior name(s):
Acidalia Hübner, 1819: 31.
Argyeeus ; Billberg, 1820: 77.
Argyrea ; Billberg, 1820: 77.

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