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Cyanophrys herodotus (Fabricius, 1793)
(Tropical Greenstreak)

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S TX, E & W Mexico to Argentina

Synonymy

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

Genus Cyanophrys Clench, 1961

In: P. Ehrlich and A. Ehrlich, How Know Butts.: 201, 211. Type-species: Strymon agricolor Butler & H. Druce, 1872, Cist. Entomol. 1(5): 105-106, by original designation.

=    Plesiocyanophrys K. Johnson, Eisele & MacPherson, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (39): 2, 3. Type-species: Thecla goodsoni Clench, 1946, Entomol. 79(999): 186, by original designation.

=    Antephrys K. Johnson, Eisele & MacPherson, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (39): 2, 3-4. Type-species: Antephrys prestoni K. Johnson, Eisele & MacPherson, 1993, Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (39): 4-5, pl. 9, fig. 2, by original designation.

=    Apophrys K. Johnson & Le Crom, 1997

Revta. Thecl. Colomb. 1(2): 17. Type-species: Hesperia herodotus Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 286-287, no. 100, by original designation.

=    Mesocyanophrys K. Johnson & Le Crom, 1997

Revta. Thecl. Colomb. 1(2): 17. Type-species: Thecla lycimna Hewitson, 1868, Descr. new Spec. Lycaenidae: 33, no. 70 (= Thecla acaste Prittwitz, 1865, Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 26(4/5): 318; synonym), by original designation.

‡”Mesocyanophrys” d’Abrera, 1995

Butts. Neotrop. Reg. VII: 1144.

Name proposed without description; a nomen nudum.

‡”Paracyanophrys” d’Abrera, 1995

Butts. Neotrop. Reg. VII: 1144, 1146.

Name proposed without description; a nomen nudum.

‡”Mesacyanophrys” d’Abrera, 1995

Butts. Neotrop. Reg. VII: 1144.

Name proposed without description; a nomen nudum.

 

Cyanophrys herodotus (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 286-287, no. 100; cited Jones’ Icones 6: pl. 18, fig. 1; figured by Donovan (1800), Epit. Ins. India: pl. [39], fig. 2 (a copy from Jones’ Icones).

Original Combination: H[esperia]. R[urales]. Herodotus

Type Locality: “Indiis”

Types: Type(s) probably lost; based on specimens figured by Jones.

Robbins (2004), in: Lamas, Atlas of Neotrop. Lepid. Chklst: Part 4A: 125, presented an extensive putative synonymy for this species, some of which is not reproduced here; a neotype designation for herodotus is needed to put this synonymy into context.

            =    lucania (Hewitson, 1868)

Descr. new Spec. Lycaenidae: 33, no. 71.

Original Combination: Thecla Lucania

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Hewitson (1877), Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 1(7): 205, determined this synonymy.

            =    sicrana (E. D. Jones, 1912)

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1912(4): 896, pl. 97, fig. 3 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Thecla sicrana

Type Locality: “Castro, Paraná, Brazil”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

            =    detesta Clench, 1946

Entomol. 79(998): 155, no. 5.

Original Combination: Thecla detesta

Type Locality: “Sta. Fe de Bogota, Colombia”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

            =    amyntoides K. Johnson & Le Crom, 1997

Revta. Thec. Colomb. 1(3): 4, text fig. 6, ♂&♀ genitalia, photoplate III(a), figs. I ♂ V, J ♀ V.

Original Combination: Cyanophrys amyntoides

Type Locality: “Bolivia, Sara-Province, Buena Vista”

Types: Holotype in CMNH.

            =    descimoni K. Johnson & Le Crom, 1997

Revta. Thec. Colomb. 1(3): 4, text fig. 5, ♀ genitalia, photoplate III(a), fig. K ♀ V (holotype).

Original Combination: Cyanophrys descimoni

Type Locality: “Ecuador, Guayas Province, Parque Nacional de Salado”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

            =    brazilensis K. Johnson & Kruse, 1997

Revta. Thec. Colomb. 1(5): 21, text fig. 1D ♀ genitalia, photoplate IV(b), fig. A ♀ D&V (holotype).

Original Combination: Plesiocyanophrys brazilensis

Type Locality: “Brazil, Mato Grosso State, Rio Pardo”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

            =    sullivani K. Johnson & Kruse, 1997

Revta. Thec. Colomb. 1(5): 26, text fig. 2E ♂&♀ genitalia, photoplate IB(b), figs. E ♂ D&V (holotype), F ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Cyanophrys sullivani

Type Locality: “Nicaragua, Managua Department”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

‡”circumcyanophrys” d’Abrera, 1995

Butts. Neotrop. Reg. VII: 1144, figs. ♂ D, ♀ V.

Original Combination: Cyanophrys circumcyanophrys

Name proposed without description; a nomen nudum.

‡”amyntoides” d’Abrera, 1995

Butts. Neotrop. Reg. VII: 1144, fig. ♂ D.

Original Combination: Cyanophrys amyntoides

Name proposed without description; a nomen nudum.

‡”sicranoides” d’Abrera, 1995

Butts. Neotrop. Reg. VII: 1144, fig. ♂ D.

Original Combination: Cyanophrys sicranoides

Name proposed without description; a nomen nudum.

‡”braziliensis” d’Abrera, 1995

Butts. Neotrop. Reg. VII: 1146, 1148, fig. ♀ D.

Original Combination: [Cyanophrys] braziliensis

Name proposed without description; a nomen nudum.

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