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

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Genus:
Thestius Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 78.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : LYCAENIDAE : THECLINAE : EUMAEINI

Type-species:
Papilio pholeus Cramer, 1777. Uitl. Kapellen 2: 104, pl.163, figs D-E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 281.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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