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Dione moneta poeyii Butler, 1873
(Mexican Silverspot)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

E & W Mexico (strays N into USA) to Panama


Genus Dione Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (2): 31. Type-species: Papilio juno Cramer, 1779, Uitl. Kapellen 3(18): 38, pl. 215, figs. B, C; (24): 175 (index), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 157, no. 343.


Dione moneta Hübner, [1825]

Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 20, pl. [20], figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Dione Moneta

Type Locality: Not stated; suggested to be “South Brazil” by A. Hall (1921), Entomol. 54(703): 276.

Types: Location of type(s) not known, probably lost.


Dione moneta poeyii Butler, 1873

Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4)12: 227, no. 28.

Original Combination: D[ione]. Poeyii

Type Locality: Not stated. N. Riley (1926), Entomol. 59(760): 244, determined that the description of this taxon was based on figures and text in E. Doubleday 1847, Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(13): pl. 22, fig. 1 ♂ D; (18): 154; lectotype from “Oaxaca. Mexico.”

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by Lamas (1998), Revta. peruana Entomol. 40: 113.

                   =    butleri (Stichel, [1908])

In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. 63: 19, no. 3b (nota 1); figured by Seitz (1912), Grossschmett. Erde 5(152): pl. 84e, figs. [1] ♂ V, [2] ♂ D.

Original Combination: Dione moneta butleri

Type Locality: “Colombia, Rio Magdal. sup....Ecuador, Balzapamba”

Types: Syntypes (#549, 620, 623) in BMNH; one of these figured by Ackery and Smiles (1976), Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 32(5): pl. 1, fig. 9 ♂ D&V.



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