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

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Epeus Godman, 1901 , in Godman & Salvin. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera) 2 : 601.    [BHLBHL]

Junior Homonym

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Epeus veleda Godman, 1901. Biol. centr.-amer. (Insecta. Lepidoptera Rhopalocera), 2: 601, pl.103, figs 21-23.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by monotypy .

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

Hemming (1967) stated:-

The name Epeus Godman is invalid, as it is a junior homonym of Epeus Peckham, 1885 (Trans. Wisconsin Acad. Sci. 6 : 334) and also of Epeus Kuwert, 1898 (Novit. zool. 5 : 311).

The name Epeus Godman, which was published in February 1901, was replaced by Godman with the name Eprius in November of the same year.

See also electronic Biologia centrali americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Rhopalocera volume 2

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Senior name:
Eprius Godman, 1901: 741.

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