OpsiphanesAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Opsiphanes bogotanus
- Opsiphanes boisduvalii
- Opsiphanes blythekitzmillerae (the Minerva Owl Butterfly) (incertae sedis)
- Opsiphanes camena
- Opsiphanes cassiae
- Opsiphanes cassina
- Opsiphanes invirae
- Opsiphanes mutatus
- Opsiphanes quiteria
- Opsiphanes sallei
- Opsiphanes tamarindi
- Opsiphanes zelotes
There has been some historical confusion about the synonymy of generic names associated with this genus and Caligo. Gerardo Lamas (in litt.) has clarified the situation as follows:
"Hemming  was not aware that there was an earlier designation of a type-species for Pavonia Godart. Lucas (1847, in D'Orbigny, Dict. univ. Hist. nat. 9: 515) validly designated Papilio cassiae Linnaeus, 1758 as its type-species. Anthomantes Gistel, 1848 is a replacement name for Pavonia Godart, 1824, which is a junior homonym; thus, Anthomantes also has as type-species Papilio cassiae Linnaeus, 1758. Note that Anthomantes Gistel, 1848 is available and a senior subjective synonym of Opsiphanes Doubleday, 1849, but as it has not been used as valid after 1899, then it should be treated as a nomen oblitum, and Opsiphanes as a nomen protectum."
Casagrande, MM. 2004. Brassolini. In Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
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