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

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Genus:
Apostraphia Hübner, 1816 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 13.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Junior Objective Synonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : NYMPHALIDAE : HELICONIINAE : HELICONIINI

Type-species:
Papilio charithonia Linnaeus, 1767. Systema Naturae (Edn 12), : 757.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 116.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

This name is invalid, as it is a junior objective synonym of Heliconius Kluk, 1802, the two genera having the same species as type-species. This name was placed by the Commission in Opinion 382 (1956, Opin. int. Comm. zool. Nom. 12 : 43-58) on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as Name No. 385.


The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Heliconius Kluk, 1780: 82.


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