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Cercyonis sthenele behrii F. Grinnell, 1905
(Great Basin 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 sthenele (Boisduval, 1852)                                                          

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 308-309, no. 59; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 260, figs. 2182 ♂ D&V (lectotype), 2183 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Satyrus Sthenele

Type Locality: “Californie” implied from the title of the paper; suggested to be “San Franciso” by F. Brown [1966], J. Res. Lepid. 4(2): 141; further defined as “San Francisco, San Francisco County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 19.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by F. Brown [1966], J. Res. Lepid. 4(2): 141, fig. 3 ♀ D&V; figured by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): figs. 114 ♂ D, 115 ♂ V.


Cercyonis sthenele behrii (F. Grinnell, 1905)

Entomol. News 16(2): 33-34.

Original Combination: Satyrus behrii

Type Locality: “Mt. Tamalpais, Marin Co., California. Right across the bay from San Francisco”; neotype from “Pan Toll Camp, Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California.”

Types: Type destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; neotype in LACM, designated by T. Emmel and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (8): 118, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V.



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