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Abaeis nicippe (Cramer, 1779)
(Sleepy Orange)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

S USA (strays N) to Costa Rica, Gr. Antilles, Caymans, Bahamas

Larval Foodplant: Senna hirsuta (L.) Irwin & Barneby

Synonymy

(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Abaeis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 97. Type-species: Papilio nicippe Cramer, 1779, Uitl. Kapellen 3(18): 31, pl. 210, figs. C, D; (24): 176 (index), by designation of Butler (1870), Cist. Entomol. 1(3): 35.

      =    ‡Xanthidia Boisduval & Le Conte, [1830]

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (5): 48. Type-species: Papilio nicippe Cramer, 1779, Uitl. Kapellen 3(18): 31, pl. 210, figs. C, D; (24): 176 (index), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 288, no. 1081. A junior objective synonym of Abaeis Hübner, [1819].

 

            Abaeis nicippe (Cramer, 1779)

Uitl. Kapellen 3(18): 31, pl. 210, figs. C, D; (24): 176 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Dan[aus]. Cand[idus]. Nicippe

Type Locality: “Virginiën” “Virginie”; “neotype” from “Arizona, EUA.”

Types: Syntypes (#665378, 665379, possibly 665080) in BMNH. d’Almeida (1945), Arq. Zool. São Paulo 4(3): 90, designated “neotypes”; Mielke and Casagrande (1985), Revta. bras. Entomol. 29(2): 328, fig. 11 ♂ D&V, designated one of these, from “River Maroni, Guiana Francesca,” as the neotype (#1652) in UFPC. Neither of these designations are in accordance with Code Articles 75.2 and 75.3.

                   =    ‡”flava” (Strecker, 1878)

Butts. & Moths N. Am., Comp. Syn. Cat. Lepid: 85, no. 68a.

Original Combination: [Terias Nicippe] ab. a. ♂ ♀ Flava

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: “Syntypes” in FMNH.

                   =    ‡”dammersi” (Gunder, 1930)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 29(2): 52, no. 40, pl. 19 ♀ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Eurema nicippe tr. f. dammersi

Type Locality: “San Bernardino, California” [San Bernardino County]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

                   =    ‡”callae” (W. D. Field, 1936)

J. Entomol. & Zool. 28(2): 20.

Original Combination: Eurema nicippe tr. f. callae

Type Locality: “Donna, Texas” [Hidalgo County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

                   =    ‡”pallens” (Whittaker & D. Stallings, 1944)

Entomol. News 55(4): 88.

Original Combination: Eurema nicippe f. aest. pallens

Type Locality: “Caldwell, Kansas” [Sumner County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

‡”rosa” (Scott, 1986)

Butts. N. Am.: 206, no. 55.

Original Combination: [Eurema nicippe winter form] rosa

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.

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