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

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Genus:
Heteropia Mabille, 1889 . Naturaliste (2) 3 : 68.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
HESPERIOIDEA : HESPERIIDAE : PYRGINAE : EUDAMINI

Type-species:
Heteropia imitatrix Mabille, 1889. Naturaliste (2), 3: 68, fig.3.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Watson , 1893. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. : 22.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Heteropia Mabille is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Heteropia Carter, 1886 (Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 18 : 47). It has been replaced by the name Codatractus Lindsey, 1921.

The taxon represented by the nominal species Heteropia imitatrix is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being the same as that represented by the older-established nominal species Telegonus imalena Butler, 1874 (Lep. exot. : 109, pl. 40, fig. 1). Further, the taxon represented by the nominal species Telegonus imalena Butler is currently treated subjectively on taxonomic grounds as being a subspecies of the taxon represented by the nominal species Eudamus bryaxis Hewitson, 1867, Descr. One Hundred new Spec. Hesp. [(1)] : 11.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Codatractus Lindsey, 1921: 26.


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