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Asterocampa leilia (W. H. Edwards, 1874)
(Empress Leilia)

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Larval foodplants: Ulmaceae: Celtis pallida Torr.

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 leilia (W. H. Edwards, 1874)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(2): 103-104; figured by W. H. Edwards (1875), Butts. N. Am. 2(3): pl. Apatura 1, figs. 7 ♂ D, 8 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Apatura Leilia

Type Locality: “Camp Lowell and Sonoto [sic!] Valley, Arizona” [Sonoita Valley, Sant Cruz County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1967), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 93(3): 385, fig. 20 ♂ D&V.

            =    cocles (Lintner, [1885])

Papilio 4(7/8): 141-142, no. 30.

Original Combination: Apatura Cocles

Type Locality: “Brownsville, Texas...Hidalgo”, implied from the introduction to the paper; defined as “Hidalgo, Texas” by Friedlander (1987), J. Res. Lepid. 25(4): 255. [Hidalgo County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by Friedlander (1987), J. Res. Lepid. 25(4): 255.

This name was mentioned by W. H. Edwards [1885], Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 11(3/4): 286, no. 250, without description or indication; a nomen nudum.

Bibliography

Brown, Frederick Martin. 1967. The types of the nmphalid butterflies described by William Henry Edwards. Part III, Nymphalinae, Limenitidinae, Apaturinae and Charaxinae. Transactions of the american entomological Society 93(3): 319-393, 23 figs {28 Sep 1967}

Edwards, William Henry. 1868-1897. The butterflies of North America. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1: [i], ii, [163], v, 52 pp., 50 pls. (1868-1872); 2: [i], [358] pp., 51 pls. (1874-1884); 3: [viii], [432] pp., 51 pls. (1887-1897)

Edwards, William Henry. 1874. Description of new species of diurnal Lepidoptera found in North America. Transactions of the american entomological Society 5(2): 103-111 {Oct; pre-print [Nov]; paper [9 Dec] 1874} [description of Apatura Leilia

Friedlander, Timothy P. 1987 . Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of Asterocampa Röber, 1916 (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Apaturinae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 25(4): 215-338, 22 pls., 13 figs., 11 tabs. {Winter 1987(1988), 31 Dec 1987} 

Röber, Johannes Karl Max. 1916. Gattung Asterocampa. In: A. Seitz (Ed.), Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 5(241): 549-550. {18 Apr 1916} 

Skinner, Henry. 1911. The boreal American species of Chlorippe (Doxocopa, Apatura) Lepidoptera. Transactions of the american entomological Society 37(3): 211-215 {18 Aug 1911}

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