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

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Tetragonus Geyer, 1832 , in Hübner. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4 : 17.    [BHLBHL]

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Tetragonus catamitus Geyer, 1832. In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4: 17, pl.[113], figs 653, 654.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) JAVA: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Hemming (1967) stated:-

This was treated by Geyer as a genus of butterflies, but this was incorrect. The type-(and sole) species is a moth. In the Wytsman facsimile edition of the Zuträge (1912) Kirby placed this genus (: 36) in the family Callidulidae.

TETRAGONUS was included within the subfamily CALLIDULIDAE: CALLIDULINAE by Minet, in Kristensen (1999).

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Junior name(s):
Cleosiris Boisduval, 1836: 6, pl.23, fig.3, Explic. planches 6.

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