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Agathymus mariae lajitaensis H. Freeman, 1964
(Mary's Giant-Skipper)

Type Specimens photo collection:

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S Presidio Co., TX


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

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 mariae (W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1924)

Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 5(3): 100-101.

Original Combination: Megathymus mariae

Type Locality: “El Paso Texas”; defined as “Franklin Mountains, El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas” by H. Freeman (1969), J. Lepid. Soc. 23(suppl. 1): 45.

Types: Holotype in USNM.


Agathymus mariae lajitaensis H. Freeman, 1964

J. Lepid. Soc. 18(3): 174-175, pl. 1, lower row ♂ D&V, pl. 2, bottom row ♀ D&V (holotype), pl. 3, figs. 3 ♂ genitalia, 8 ♀ genitalia, 13 cremaster.

Original Combination: Agathymus lajitaensis

Type Locality: “10 miles west of Lajita, Texas” [Presidio County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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