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Codatractus valeriana (Plötz, 1881)
(Valeriana Skipper)

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Teprhosia leiocarpa A. Gray

 

Synonymy

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

Genus Codatractus Lindsey, 1921

Bull. Labs. Nat. Hist. St. Univ. Iowa 9(4): 26. Type-species: Heteropia imitatrix Mabille, 1889, Naturaliste (2)3(49): 68, fig. 3 (= Telegonus imalena Butler, 1872, Lepid. Exot.: 109, pl. 40, fig. 1; synonym), as replacement name. Proposed to replace Heteropia Mabille, 1889, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

      =    ‡Heteropia Mabille, 1889

Naturaliste (2)3(49): 68. Type-species: Heteropia imitatrix Mabille, 1889, Naturaliste (2)3(49): 68 (= Telegonus imalena Butler, 1872, Lepid. Exot.: 109, pl. 40, fig. 1; synonym), by designation of E. Watson (1893), Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1893(1): 22. Preoccupied by Heteropia Carter, 1886, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (5)18: 47.

 

Codatractus valeriana (Plötz, 1881)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 43(1-3): 99, no. 76; cited unpublished pl. 130.

Original Combination: [Eudamus] Valeriana

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Lectotype in ZMHB, designated by Mielke and A. Warren (2004), Revta. bras. Zool. 21(2): 308, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, where the status of this taxon was resolved.

            =    mysie (Dyar, 1904)

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 12(1): 40.

Original Combination: Thorybes mysie

Type Locality: “Patagonia Mountains, Arizona” [Santa Cruz County]

Types: Lectotype (#7737) in USNM, designated by Burns (1996), J. Lepid. Soc. 50(3): 210, figs. 52, 59, 66 ♂ genitalia, 79 ♂ D, 80 ♂ V; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 75, figs. 8 ♂ D, 8a ♂ V.

Bibliography

Bailowitz, Richard A. & James P. Brock. 1991. Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona.
Sonoran Arthopod Studies, Inc., Tucson, Arizona. 342 pp.

Brown, John W., Herman G. Real & David K. Faulkner. 1992. Butterflies of Baja California. Faunal Survey, Natural History, Conservation Biology. Beverly Hills;The Lepidoptera Research Foundation, Inc. v + 129 pp., 8 pls., 9 figs., maps.

Burns, John McLauren. 1996. Genitalia and the proper genus: Codatractus gets mysie and uvydixa- in a compact cyda group- as well as a hysterectomy, while Cephise gets part of Polythrix (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 50(3):173-216.

Burns, John McLauren. 2001. Valeriana skipper: how its scientific name changed from Thorybes valeriana to Codatractus mysie. American Butterflies 9(1):36-37.

Dyar, Harrison Gray. 1904. Class I, Hexapoda. Order V, Lepidoptera. New Species of North American Lepidoptera and a New Limacodid Larva. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(1): 39-44 {Mar 1904} [OD: Thorybes mysie]

Evans, William Harry. 1952. A Catalogue of the American Hesperiidae indicating the classification and nomenclature adopted in the British Museum (Natural History). Part II. Pyrginae, Section I. London; British Museum (Natural History): vi + 178 pp., pls. 10-25.

Holland, William Jacob. 1931. The Butterfly Book. New and Thoroughly Revised Edition. A Popular and Scientific Manual, Describing and Depicting All the Butterflies of the United States and Canada. Garden City, New York; Doubleday, Doran & Co. xii + 424 pp., 77 pls., 198 + [1] text figs.

MacNeill, C. Don. 1975. Family Hesperiidae Pp. 423-578, in: W. H. Howe (Ed.), Butterflies of North America. Garden City, New York, Doubleday &
Co.: xiii + 633 pp.; 97 pls. (2093 figs.), 32 tf.

Mielke, Olaf Hermann Hendrik & Andrew David Warren. 2004. The identity of Eudamus valeriana Plötz, 1881 (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae, Pyrginae). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 21(2):307-308
 (85 kilobyte download size)  This paper may also be downloaded from: SciELO Brasil website

Miller, Lee Denmar. 1970. Reports on the Margaret M. Cary-Carnegie Museum Expedition to Baja California, Mexico, 1961. 7. The Family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 41(5): 169-200, 7 figs. {25 Sep 1970}

Plötz, Carl 1881. Die Heperiinen-Gattung Eudamus und ihre Arten. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 43(1-3): 87-101.

Tilden, James William. 1949. A Note on Caicella mysie (Dyar) with a figure of the male genitalia. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences
48(1): 4-6, pls. 2, 3 {Jan-Apr, 20 Jun 1949}

Tilden, James William & Arthur Clayton Smith. 1975. Hesperiid notes. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 29(1): 60-62. {15 Apr 1975}

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