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Autochton cellus (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837])
(Golden Banded-Skipper)

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E-central & SE USA, SE AZ, SW NM, Mexico, S to El Salvador

Synonymy

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

Genus Autochton Hübner, 1823

Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 13. Type-species: Autochton itylus Hübner, 1823, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 13, pl. [44], figs. 249, 250, by monotypy.

      =    ‡Cecrops Hübner, 1818

Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 30. Type-species: Cecrops zarex Hübner, [1818], Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 30, no. 92, pl. [32], figs. 183, 184, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Cecrops Leach, 1816, Ency. Brit. Suppl. to 4th -6th eds. 1(2): 405.

=    Cecropterus Herrich-Schäffer, 1869

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23(9): 131. Type-species: Cecrops zarex Hübner, 1818, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 30, no. 92, pl. [32], figs. 183, 184, as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Cecrops Hübner, [1818], preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

=    Rhabdoides Scudder, 1889

Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 3(12): 1854. Type-species: Eudamus cellus Boisduval & Le Conte [1837], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (25): pl. 73, 4 figs., by monotypy.

 

Autochton cellus (Boisduval & Le Conte [1837])

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (25): pl. 73, figs. [1] ♂ D, [2] ♂ V, [4] larva, [5] pupa.

Original Combination: Eudamus Cellus

Type Locality: Not stated (there is no text), but “Georgia” implied from the notes for the original drawing by John Abbot. A. Clark (1936), Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 95(7): 14, suggested that the model for Abbot’s figure came from the vicinity Jacksonborough, Screven County, Georgia, but Abbot spent most of his time in Burke County.

Types: The plate was a reproduction of an Abbot drawing. The types are the specimens that he painted and are probably lost. A “holotype” in BMNH was mentioned by Evans (1952), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (2): 121, but Calhoun (2004), J. Lepid. Soc. 58(3): 156, discussed the dubious nature of such Boisduval “types.”

Burns (1984), Smithsonian Contrib. Zool. (405): 1-38, reviewed this species.

            =    festus (Geyer, 1837)

In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 5: pl. [156], figs. 907 ♀ D, 908 ♀ V [1836]; (text): 27, no. 454 (1837, name given).

Original Combination: Cecrops Festus

Type Locality: Not stated

Types: Type(s) probably lost, but may be in ZMHB, ZSMS or NMW.

            =    mexicana (Draudt, 1922)

In: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(309): 871; (313): pl. 169a ♂&♀ D.

Original Combination: [Rhabdoides cellus] form mexicana

Type Locality: “Mexiko...Orizaba” [Veracruz]

Types: Locationof type(s) not known, possibly in SMF.

Steinhauser (1975), Bull. Allyn Mus. (29): 9, considered this to be a subspecies-level taxon.

                   =    ‡”aereofuscus” (Gunder, 1925)

Entomol. News 36(7): 196, no. 6, pl. 5, fig. 6 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Rhabdoides cellus ab. ♂ aereofuscus

Type Locality: “Baboquivari Mountains, Pima County, Arizona”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

                   =    ‡”leilae” (A. Clark, 1930)

Science 80(2068): 164; figured by A. Clark (1936), Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 95(7): pl. 2, figs. 1 ♀ D, 2 ♀ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: [Rhabdoides cellus] var. leilae

Type Locality: “vicinity of Washington” [District of Columbia]; further defined as “Maryland, woods just north of the unpaved portion of the Conduit Road 1.1 miles southeast of Great Falls, or just over one-half mile west of the point where the paved road from Washington turns north up the hill, leaving the conduit” by A. Clark (1936), Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 95(7): 12.

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

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