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

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Quadrus Lindsey, 1925 . Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 18(1) : 99.

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio cerialis Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 213, pl.392, figs N-O.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Following an erroneous type-selection by Scudder in 1875 (Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 262), Papilio cerialis Stoll was treated by many authors as being the type-species of the genus Pythomides Hübner, [1819], until in 1925 Lindsey pointed out that the true type-species of Pythonides was Papilio jovianus Stoll by selection by Butler in 1870. This correction of the type-species of Pythonides left Papilio cerialis Stoll without a generic name and it was to make good this deficiency that Linddsey introduced the name Quadrus.

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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See images at Butterflies of America where it is treated in the Pyrrginae: Achlyodini.

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Junior name(s):
Cuadrus ; Parra, Vargas & Tabares, 2000: 18.

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