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Allosmaitia strophius (Godart, [1824])
(Strophius Hairstreak)

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S TX, E & W Mexico to S Brazil

Synonymy

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

Genus Allosmaitia Clench, [1964]

J. Res. Lepid. 2(4): 248, 254. Type-species: Thecla coelebs Herrich-Schäffer, 1862, Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 16(10): 142, by original designation.

 

474.      Allosmaitia strophius (Godart, [1824])

In: Enc. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (599-600), 632, no. 55.

Original Combination: Polyommatus Strophius

Type Locality: “Brésil”

Types: Holotype in MNHP; figured by K. Johnson (1991), J. Lepid. Soc. 45(2): fig. 24.

            =    scoteia (Hewitson, 1877)

Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 1(7): 206; 2(7): pl. 82, figs. 683 ♂ D, 684 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Thecla Scoteia

Type Locality: “Minas Geraes” [Minas Gerais, Brazil]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

            =    pion (Godman & Salvin, 1887)

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(56): 56, no. 101; 3(62): pl. 54, figs. 28 ♂ D, 28a ♂ scent patch, 29 ♂ V, 30 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Thecla pion

Type Locality: “Guatemala, Polochic valley, Dueñas...Calderas...Panama, Chiriqui”; defined as “Duenas, (Polochic Valley)” by W. Comstock and Huntington (1962), J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 70(2): 115. [Guatemala]

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

This taxon was considered synonymous with strophius by Ferris (1989), Mem. Lepid. Soc.(3): 28, citing Lathy (1926), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9)17(97): 43, although there was no mention of this synonymy by Lathy.

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