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Achalarus toxeus (Plötz, 1882)
(Coyote Cloudywing)

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W Mexico and S Texas to Panama


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

Genus Achalarus Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 71. Type-species: Papilio lycidas J. E. Smith, 1797, in: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: 39, pl. 20, 4 figs. (= Proteides lyciades Geyer, 1832, in: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4: pl. [108], figs. 621, 622; 10, no. 311; preoccupied), by original designation.

=    Murgaria E. Watson, 1893

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1893(1): 19, 37. Type-species: Telegonus albociliatus Mabille, 1877, Petites Nouv. Entomol. 2(179): 162, no. 12, by original designation.


Achalarus toxeus (Plötz, 1882)

Berl. Entomol. Z. 26(2): 258, no. 6; cited unpublished pl. 212.

Original Combination: [Aethilla] Toxeus

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Holotype (#5054) in ZMHB.

            =    coyote (Skinner, 1892)

Can. Entomol. 24(7): 164.

Original Combination: Eudamus coyote

Type Locality: “Southern Texas”; lectotype from “nr. Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.”

Types: Syntype(s) (#7075) in ANSP; one figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 75, figs. 7 ♂ D, 7a ♂ V.

            =    nigrociliata (Mabille & Boullet, 1912)

Annls. Sci. Nat., Zool. (9)16(2): 158, 159.

Original Combination: [Murgaria Albociliata] Var. Nigrociliata

Type Locality: “Mexique”

Types: Holotype in MNHP.



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