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Anartia jatrophae guantanamo Munroe, 1942
(White Peacock)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S FL (strays N), Bahamas, Cuba, Turks & Caicos

Larval foodplants

Verbenaceae: Lippia L. (guantanamo), Aloysia triphylla (L'Hér.) Britt., Phyla Lour. 

Acanthaceae: Blechum brownei Juss., Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urban, Ruellia occidentalis (Gray) Tharp & Barkl. (luteipicta), Ruellia tuberosa L. 

Scrophulariaceae: Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell guantanamo), Lindernia diffusa (L.) Wettst.

Labiatae: Mentha aquatica L., Mentha pulegium L., Melissa officinalis L.


Genus Anartia Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 33. Type-species: Papilio jatrophae Linnaeus 1763, in: Johansson, Cent. Ins. Rar.: 25, no. 73, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 111, no. 73.

=    Celoena Boisduval, 1870

Consid. Lépid. Guat.: 38. Type-species: Papilio fatima Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 81, no. 252, by monotypy.

‡Celaena E. Doubleday, 1849

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(26): 214. Type-species: Papilio fatima Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 81, no. 252, by designation of Hemming (1941), J. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist. 1(11): 425-426. Proposed in synonymy; a nomen nudum.

=    Anartiella Fruhstorfer, 1907

Int. Entomol. Z. 1(16): 112. Type-species: Vanessa lytrea Godart, 1819, in: Enc. méth. 9(Ins.)(1): (291), 299, no. 7, by monotypy.


Anartia jatrophae (Linnaeus, 1763)

In: Johansson, Cent. Ins. Rar.: 15, no. 73; cited Merian (1705), Ins. Surinam.: 4, pl. 4. Often cited as Amoen. acad. 6: 408, no. 73, a later reprint.

Original Combination: Papilio Jatrophae N[ymphalis].

Type Locality: “Jatropha Americes”; defined as “Surinam” by Munroe (1942), Am. Mus. Novit. (1179): 2.

Types: Lectotype in UZIU, designated by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 339.

            =    corona Gosse, 1880

Entomol. 13(209): 199, pl. 8, fig. 1.

Original Combination: Anartia corona

Type Locality: “near Asunción” [Paraguay]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

            =    pallida Köhler, 1923

Z. wiss. InsektBiol. 18(12)(Sonderheft): 24, pl. 2, fig. 12.

Original Combination: [Anartia jatrophae] var. pallida

Type Locality: “Misiones” [Argentina]

Types: Syntype(s) in MLP.

                   =    margarita Oberthür, 1896

Étud. Entomol. 20: 30, pl. 9, fig. 18.

Original Combination: [Anartia jatrophae] ab. margarita

Type Locality: “Brazil, Bahia”

Types: “Holotype” in BMNH.


Anartia jatrophae guantanamo Munroe, 1942

Am. Mus. Novit. (1179): 2.

Original Combination: Anartia jatrophae guantanamo

Type Locality: “San Carlos Estate, Guantanamo, Oriente, Cuba”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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