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Agathymus estelleae valverdiensis H. Freeman, 1966
(Estelle's Giant-Skipper)

Type Specimens photo collection:

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S-C TX (Terrell, Val Verde, Edwards, Kinney Cos.)


Genus Agathymus H. Freeman, 1959

Lepid. News 12(3/4): 82-83. Type-species: Megathymus neumoegeni W. H. Edwards, 1882, Papilio 2(2): 27-28, by original designation.


Agathymus estelleae (D. Stallings & Turner, 1958)

Lepid. News 11(4-5): 119, 121, pl. 2, top row ♀ D&V (holotype), 2nd row ♂ D&V, lower row ♂&♀ genitalia.

Original Combination: Megathymus estelleae

Type Locality: “the plains 56 miles southwest of Reynosa, Mexico, near General Bravo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, at an elevation of 400 ft.”

Types: Holotype in PMNH.


Agathymus estelleae valverdiensis H. Freeman, 1966

J. Lepid. Soc. 20(3): 182-183, pl. 1, top row ♂ D&V, bottom row ♀ D&V, pl. 2 ♂&♀ genitalia.

Original Combination: Agathymus valverdiensis

Type Locality: “28 miles north of Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas”; H. Freeman (1969), J. Lepid. Soc. 23(suppl. 1): 49, added “el. 1450 ft.”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

Roever (1975), in: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 415, considered valverdiensis a “weak subspecies” of estelleae. Scott (1986), Butts. N. Am.: 423, considered valverdiensis and estelleae to be subspecies of A. remingtoni D. Stallings & Turner, 1958, Lepid. News 11(4-5): 117.



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