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

Genus details

Return to list  Search again

Genus:
Sarota Westwood, 1851 , in Doubleday. Gen. diurn. Lep. 2 : 424.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
PAPILIONOIDEA : RIODINIDAE : RIODININAE : HELICOPINI

Type-species:
Papilio chrysus Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 178, pl.380, figs D-E.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 265.    [BHLBHL]

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

Notes:
Hemming (1967) stated:-

It may usefully be noted that the name Sarota Westwood is the correct name for - and, indeed, the only available name applicable to - the genus to which Stichel (1930, in Strand's Lep. Cat. 40 : 527, 530) mistakenly applied the name Charis Hübner, [1819].

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

Learn more about Riodinidae in Wikipedia.

See images at Butterflies of America.

Search the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) for references to SAROTA and included species.


Submit correction/addition