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Agraulis vanillae nigrior Michener, 1942
(Gulf Fritillary)

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SE USA (strays far N)

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

Genus Agraulis Boisduval & Le Conte, [1835]

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. 1(16): 142-145. Type-species: Papilio vanillae Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 482, no. 144, by monotypy.

 

Agraulis vanillae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 482, no. 144; cited Merian (1705), Ins. Surinam.: 25, pl. 25, and Sloane (1725), Voy. Mad. Barb. Niev. St. Christ. Jam. 2: pl. 239, figs. 23, 24; figured by Clerck [1764], Icon. Ins. 2: pl. 40 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. N[ymphalis]. [Phaleratus] Vanillae

Type Locality: “Americes”; defined as “Surinam” by Michener (1942), Am. Mus. Novit. (1215): 2; suggested to be “South America, probably Surinam” by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 391.

Types: Lectotype in UZIU, designated by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 391.

            =    passiflorae (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 60-61, no. 189; cited Papilio vanillae Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 482, no. 144, and Clerck (1764), Icon. Ins. 2: pl. 40, fig. 2.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. F[estivi]. Passiflorae

Type Locality: “Americes”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

 

Agraulis vanillae nigrior Michener, 1942

Am. Mus. Novit. (1215): 1-2 (in part), no. 2 (key), 7.

Original Combination: Agraulis vanillae nigrior

Type Locality: “Upper Matecumbe Key, Florida” [Monroe County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

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