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Cabares p. potrillo (Lucas, 1857)
(Potrillo Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE AZ (stray), S TX to Costa Rica; Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola


Genus Cabares Godman & Salvin, 1894

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(114): 337. Type-species: Thanaos potrillo Lucas, 1857, in: Sagra, Hist. Cuba 7(2): 641, by original designation.


            Cabares potrillo (Lucas, 1857)


                  Cabares potrillo potrillo (Lucas, 1857)

In: Sagra, Hist. Cuba 7(2): 641.

Original Combination: Thanaos Potrillo

Type Locality: “habite l’île de Cuba” “Ce nom est donné à cette espèce, en souvenir de la montagne aui s’éleve jusq’a 3,000 mètres de haut, non loin de la Trinité”; thus, implied to be “Pico Potrerillo.”

Types: Type(s) probably in MNHP.

                   =    paterculus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1863)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 17(9): 141-142.

Original Combination: Thanaos paterculus

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

Types: Syntype (#7148) in ANSP.



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