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Ancyloxypha numitor (Fabricius, 1793)
(Least Skipper)

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

Genus Ancyloxypha C. Felder, [1863]

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 12(1): 477. Type-species: Hesperia numitor Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 324, no. 228, by original designation. This name has frequently been misspelled, most commonly as “Ancyloxipha.”

 

Ancyloxypha numitor (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 324, no. 228; cited Jones’ Icones 6: pl. 74, fig. 2; figured by Donovan (1800), Epit. Ins. India: pl. [44], fig. 3 (a copy from Jones’ Icones).

Original Combination: H[esperia]. R[uralis]. Numitor

Type locality: “Indiis”; stated to be “certainly the eastern U.S.” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 30.

Types: Type(s) lost, name based on Jones' figure.

            =    bion (Fabricius, 1798)

Entomol. Syst. Suppl.: 432.

Original Combination: H[esperia]. U[rbicola]. Bion

Type Locality: “America meridionali”; stated as “certainly the eastern U.S.” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 30.

Types: Syntype in ZMUC.

            =    puer (Hübner, 1823)

Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [48], figs. 275 ♂ D, 276 ♂ V [1821]; 17, no. 138 (1823, name given).

Original Combination: Thymelicus Puer

Type Locality: “Florida”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    marginatus (T. Harris, 1862)

Ins. injur. Veget. (3rd ed.): 308, fig. 131 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Heteropterus marginatus

Type Locality: “Massachusetts” implied from the title of the first edition.

Types: Syntypes (#26353) in MCZ.

            =    longleyi French, 1897

Can. Entomol. 29(4): 80.

Original Combination: Ancyloxypha Longleyi

Type Locality: “Ridgeland, near Chicago” [Iroquois County, Illinois]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

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