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Cercyonis oetus charon (W. H. Edwards, 1872)
(Small Wood-Nymph)

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


Genus Cercyonis Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 235, 241, no. 5. Type-species: Papilio alope Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 229, no. 715 (= Papilio pegala Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 494, no. 223; subspecies), by original designation.


Cercyonis oetus (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 63, no. 62; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 264, figs. 2203 ♂ D&V, 2204 ♀ D&V (lectotype).

Original Combination: Satyrus Oetus

Type Locality: “dans les lieux rocailleux des montagnes”; defined as “west slope of Mt. Judah, south-southeast of Donner Pass, Placer County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 35.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by F. Brown [1966], J. Res. Lepid. 4(2): 142-143, fig. 4 ♀ D&V; figured by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): figs. 267 ♀ D, 268 ♀ V.


Cercyonis oetus charon (W. H. Edwards, 1872)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 4(1/2): 61, 69, no. 9; figured by W. H. Edwards (1895), Butts. N. Am. 3(16): pl. Satyrus 3, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Satyrus Charon

Type Locality: “near the Twin Lakes, in Upper Arkansas Valley, (elevation 8000 feet)...throughout the entire Park and mountain country” [Colorado]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1964), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 90(4): 368, fig. 14 ♂ D&V; paralectotypes figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 26, figs. 11 ♂ D, 12 ♀ D and (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 63, figs. 24 ♀ V, 25 ♂ D.



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