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Asbolis capucinus (Lucas, 1857)
(Monk Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Cuba, N Bahamas, S & C Florida 


Genus Asbolis Mabille, 1904

In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. (17b): 134. Type-species: Goniloba sandarac Herrich-Schäffer, 1865, Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 19(3/4): 54, no. 10 (= Eudamus capucinus Lucas, 1857, in: Sagra, Hist. Cuba 7(2): 625-626; synonym), by designation of Lindsey (1925), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 25: 79.


Asbolis capucinus (Lucas, 1857)

In: Sagra, Hist. Cuba 7(2): 625-626.

Original Combination: Eudamus Capucinus

Type Locality: “habite l’île de Cuba”

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

            =    sandarac (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 19(3/4): 54, no. 10.

Original Combination: [Goniloba] sandarac

Type Locality: “Cuba” implied from the title of the paper.

Types: Syntype (#7157) in ANSP.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 137, determined that this taxon is synonymous with palaea, through an examination of an unpublished drawing made by Plötz (pl. 271).

            =    palaea (Hewitson, 1868)

Descr. one hundred new spec. Hesp. (2): 31, no. 21; figured by Hewitson (1869), Ill. exot. Butts. 4(70): pl. Hesperia IV [59], fig. 31 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Hesperia palaea

Type Locality: Not stated; “Cuba” on label of holotype.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.



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