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Antigonus erosus (Hübner, [1812])
(Common Spurwing)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.


(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 erosus (Hübner, [1812])

Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl [153], figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Urbanus Vetus Erosus

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Types probably lost.

Recorded from Texas by Knudson et al. (2004), News Lepid. Soc. 46(4): 111, 113, 6 figs.

            =    westermann (Latreille, [1824])

Enc. méth., 9(Ins.)(2): (725), 791, no. 153.

Original Combination: Hesperia Westermann

Type Locality: “l’Amérique méridionale”

Types: Types may be in MNHP or BMNH.



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