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Agathymus stephensi (Skinner, 1912)
(California Giant-Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Agave deserti Engelm.


(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 stephensi (Skinner, 1912)

Entomol. News 23(3): 126-127.

Original Combination: Megathymus neumoegeni stephensi

Type Locality: “La Puerta, eastern edge of San Diego County, California”; defined as “Mason Valley (La Puerta), San Diego Co., California” by H. Freeman (1969), J. Lepid. Soc. 23(suppl. 1): 51.

Types: Syntype (#7060) in ANSP; figured by W. Barnes and McDunnough (1913), Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 2(1): pl. 1, fig. 7 ♀ D.



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