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Antigonus emorsa (R. Felder, 1869)
(White Spurwing)

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

Genus Antigonus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 108. Type-species: Urbanus erosus Hübner, [1812], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl [153], figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, by monotypy.

=    Chaetoneura C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862

Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 6(6): 185-186. Type-species: Chaetocneme hippulus C. Felder & R. Felder, 1862, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 6(6): 186, no. 172 (= Hesperia nearchus Latreille, [1813], in: Humboldt and Bonpland, Voy. Rég. Équinox., Part 2 (Observ. Zool.) 2(10): 135, pl. 43, figs. 3, 4; synonym), by original designation.

=    Systaspes Weeks, 1901

Ill. diurn. Lepid. 1: 20, 29, 116. Type-species: Antigonus corrosus Mabille, 1878, Petites Nouv. Entomol. 2(188): 198, no. 23, by monotypy.


Antigonus emorsa (R. Felder, 1869)

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 19: 479- 480.

Original Combination: Leucochitonea emorsa

Type Locality: “von der Haupstadt Mexico in der Nähe von Cuernavaca” [Morelos, Mexico]

Types: Holotype probably in NMW.

Species-genus gender conformation is emorsus.

            =    albimedia (Draudt, 1922)

In: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(321): 904; (329): pl. 176f, fig. [7] ♂ D.

Original combination: [Systasea emorsa] form albimedia

Type Locality: “Mexiko”; lectotype from “Guerrero.”

Types: Lectotype (#L 4051) in SMF, designated by Mielke and Schroeder (1994), Senckenberg. biol. 73(1/2): 139, fig. 9, ♂ genitalia.



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