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Adelpha eulalia (E. Doubleday, [1848])
(Arizona Sister)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

far SE CA, S NV, UT, AZ, NM, S CO, TX (strays N), Mx to Guat.

Synonymy

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

Genus Adelpha Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 42. Type-species: Papilio mesentina Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(14): 102, pl. 162, figs. B, C; (16): 149 (index), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 102, no. 20.

=    Heterochroa Boisduval, 1836

Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: pl. 8 [=4B], fig. 4. Type-species: Heterochroa serpa Boisduval, 1836, Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: pl. 8 [=4B], fig. 4, by monotypy.

 

Adelpha eulalia (E. Doubleday, [1848])

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (2): pl. 36, fig. 1 ♀ D [1848]; 2(34): 278, no. 12, (Westwood, 1850).

Original Combination: Limenitis Eulalia

Type Locality: “Venezuela” in error; syntype from “Méxique.”

Types: Syntype (1927-3) in BMNH; this specimen may have been designated lectotype by Carpenter and Hobby (1944), Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 94(2): 316.

Prudic et al. (2008), Zootaxa 1819: 1–24, detail the distinction between A. eulalia, A. californica and A. bredowii Geyer, 1837, in: Hübner, Zutr. z. Samml. exot. Schmett. 5: pl. [142], figs. 825 ♂ D, 826 ♂ V; 10, no. 413. Adelpha bredowii does not occur in the United States.

            =    guatemalensis (Carpenter & Hobby, 1944)

Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 94(2): 318-319, no. 4, fig. 2 H ♂ genitalia, pl. 1, figs. 7 ♂ D (holotype), 8 ♂ D, 9 ♀ D, pl. 2 , fig. 12 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Limenitis bredowii guatemalensis

Type Locality: “San Gerónimo, Guatemala”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Willmott (2003), Gen. Adelpha: 52, determined this synonymy.

Bibliography

Prudic, Kathleen L., Andrew D. Warren & Jorge Llorente-Bousquets. 2008. Molecular and morphological evidence reveals three species within the California sister butterfly, Adelpha bredowii (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Limenitidinae). Zootaxa 1819: 1–24 (2008)

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