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

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Genus:
Alcides Hübner, 1822 . Samml. exot. Schmett. 2 : pl.[218].    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : URANIIDAE : URANIINAE

Type-species:
Alcides orontiaria Hübner, 1822. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl.[218].    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

Type specimens:
Type(s) [N. AUSTRALIA] & [MOLUCCAS] & [NEW GUINEA]: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

A. orontiaria is a junior subjective synonym of Papilio orontes Linnaeus, 1763, Centuria Insect. rariorum : 19.

See also: Orontes Swainson, 1833.

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Junior name(s):
Alcidia Westwood, 1879: 510, 520 (key), 524.
Alcidis ; Hübner, 1823: 289.
Alcidis ; Scudder, 1875: 107.


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