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Asterocampa clyton texana (Skinner, 1911)
(Tawny Emperor)

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S AZ, S NM, W & C TX, NW Mexico (SON, CHIH)

Synonymy

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

Genus Asterocampa Röber, 1916

In: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(241): 549. Type-species: Apatura celtis Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (19) pl. 57, figs. 1-4; (24): 210-211, by designation of D. Bates (1926), Entomol. News 37(5): 154.

 

Asterocampa clyton (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1835])

Hist. Lepid. Amér. sept. (19): pl. 56, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 larva, 4 pupa [1835]; (24): 208-209 [1837].

Original Combination: Apatura Clyton

Type Locality: “les parties méridionales des États-Unis”; suggested to be “Georgia” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 188; neotype from “Savannah River, Burke County, Georgia.”

Types: Described, at least in part, from a John Abbot drawing. The specimens upon which this drawing was based are probably lost. Neotype in CMNH, designated by Gatrelle (1999), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(5): 5, fig. 6 bottom ♂ D.

=    proserpina (Scudder, 1868)

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 11: 401.

Original Combination: [Apatura] Proserpina

Type Locality: “Iowa”; further defined as “New Jefferson...anywhere along a devious, hundred mile route beginning at Denison, including Wall Lake and Grant City, and terminating at New Jefferson” by Scudder [1870], Trans. Chicago Acad. Sci. 1(2): 332, no. 16, 338.

Types: Type(s) apparently lost (not in MCZ).

=    ocellata (W. H. Edwards, 1876)

Butts. N. Am. 2(5): [245-246], pl. Apatura 2, figs. 1 ♂ V, 2 ♂ D, 3 ♀ V, 4 ♀ D.

Original Combination: [Apatura Clyton] var. Ocellata

Type Locality: “Coalburgh, West Virginia” implied from the text. [Kanawha County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1967), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 93(3): 387, fig. 21 ♀ D&V.

=    ‡”nig” (Strecker, 1878)

Butts. & Moths N. Am., Comp. Syn. Cat.: 146, no. 294b.

Original Combination: [Apatura Clyton] ab. b. ♂ Nig

Type Locality: “Berks Co., Penna.” [Pennsylvania]

Types: “Holotype” in FMNH.

‡”apunctus” Scott, 1981

Papilio (n.s.) 1: 5.

Original Combination: Apatura clyton from apunctus

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.

‡”geneumbrosa” Scott, 1986

Butts. N. Am.: 256, no. 142.

Original Combination: [Apatura clyton] from geneumbrosa

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.

 

Asterocampa clyton texana (Skinner, 1911)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 37(3): 214, 215.

Original Combination: [Chlorippe clyton] form/var. texana

Type Locality: “Round Mountain, Texas...near Corpus Christi”; holotype from “Round Mountain.” [Blanco County]

Types: Holotype (#7038) in ANSP; a paratype figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 60, fig. 6 ♂ D.

                   =    subpallida (W. Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)

Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 2(3): 99, pl. 2, figs. 7 ♂ D, 8 ♀ D, 9 ♀ V.

Original Combination: C[hlorippe]. clyton subpallida

Type Locality: “Babaquivera [sic!] Mts., Pima Co., Arizona” [Baboquivari Mts.]

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by Friedlander (1987), J. Res. Lepid. 25(4): 263.

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