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

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Coeliades Hübner, 1818 . Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : 31.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio forestan Stoll, 1782. In: Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4: 210, pl.391, figs E-F.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hemming , 1935. In: Carpenter, Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 83(3): 436.

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Coeliades was published by Hübner in 1818 in the first volume of the Zuträge and in 1819 in the Verz. bekannt. Schmett. ((7) : 106). Scudder in 1875 (Proc. amer. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10 : 145) overlooked the publication of the name Coeliades in the Zuträge and fell into the error of treating this name as having been first published in the Verzeichniss. On this basis he selected as the type-species of this genus the nominal species Papilio dubius Stoll, [1781]. This choice was unfortunate because this species was not included in the genus Coeliades when first established by Hübner in the Zuträge. Scudder's action was therefore invalid. This genus remained without a type-species until Papilio forestan was selected as such by myself in 1935.

COELIADES was included within the subfamily HESPERIIDAE: COELIADINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Rhopalocampa ; Fruhstorfer, 1896: 307.
Rhopalocampa ; Fruhstorfer, 1897: 307.
Rhopalocampta Wallengren, 1857: 47.

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