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Amblyscirtes e. elissa Godman, 1900
(Elissa Roadside-Skipper)

Pinned Specimens
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SW Mexico

Synonymy

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

 Genus Amblyscirtes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 75. Type-species: Hesperia vialis W. H. Edwards, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 14(1/2): 58, no. 8, by original designation. Evans (1955), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 386-393, and H. Freeman (1973), J. Lepid. Soc. 27(1): 40-57, arranged this genus into groups. Burns (1990), J. Lepid. Soc. 44(1): 11-27, rearranged some of these groups and commented on the phylogenetic position of the genus.

=    Stomyles Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 76. Type-species: Pyrgus textor Hübner, [1831], Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl. [89], figs. 515, 516; 28, no. 258 (= Hesperia aesculapius Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 347-348, no. 321; synonym), by original designation.

=    Mastor Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(160): 567. Type-species: Mastor anubis Godman, 1900, in: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(160): 568; 3: pl. 100, figs. 32 ♂ D, 33 ♂ V, 34 ♂ FW venation, 35 ♂ genitalia, by original designation.

=    Epiphyes Dyar, 1905

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 13(3): 132. Type-species: Pamphila carolina Skinner, 1892, Entomol. News 3(9): 222-223, by original designation.

 

aesculapius group Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 388.

 

Amblyscirtes elissa Godman, 1900

 

Amblyscirtes elissa elissa Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(158): 505, no. 4; 3: pl. 95, figs. 40 ♀ V, 41 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Amblyscirtes elissa

Type Locality: “Mexico, Tierra Colorada, Rincon, Dos Arroyos, all in Guerrero”

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

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