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Doxocopa l. laure (Drury, 1773)
(Silver Emperor)

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continental; S TX, SE AZ (uncommon) to Panama

Synonymy

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


Genus Doxocopa Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 49-50. Type-species: Papilio agathina Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(14): 109, pl. 167, figs. E, F; (16): 147 (index), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 30.

=    Catargyria Hübner, [1823]

Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [64]. Type-species: Catargyria laura Hübner, [1823], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [64], figs. 1, 2 (not 3, 4) (= Papilio laure Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 2: 31, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6; subspecies), by monotypy.

=    Chlorippe E. Doubleday, [1845]

List Spec. Lepid. Brit. Mus. 1: 108. Type-species: Nymphalis laurentia Godart, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (335), 376, no. 86, by designation of Scudder (1875), Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 248.

      =    ‡Chlorippe Boisduval, 1870

Consid. Lépid. Guat.: 47. Type-species: Nymphalis laurentia Godart, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (335), 376, no. 86, by designation of Hemming (1939), Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (B)8(7): 134. Preoccupied by Chlorippe E. Doubleday, 1845, List Spec. Lepid. Brit. Mus. 1: 108, and a junior objective synonym of that name.

      =    ‡Celtiphaga W. Barnes & Lindsey, 1922

Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 15(1): 92. Type-species: Nymphalis laurentia Godart, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (335), 376, no. 86, as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Chlorippe E. Doubleday, 1845, erroneously thought preoccupied, and a junior objective synonym of that name.

 

Doxocopa laure (Drury, 1773)

 

Doxocopa laure laure (Drury, 1773)

Ill. Nat. Hist. 2: 31, index, pl. 17, figs. 5 ♂ D, 6 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Papi[lio. Nymph[alis]. Phal[eratus] Laure

Type Locality: “Bay of Honduras”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

                   =    acca (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867)

Reise Novara Zool. (3): 435, no. 703, pl. 57, fig. 2 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Apatura Acca

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Type(s) possibly in BMNH.

                   =    laurina Bryk, 1938

Lepid. Cat. 86: 349; cited Chlorippe laura (sensu Boisduval (1870), Lepid. Guat.: 47), and Apatura laura (sensu Wood (1874), Insects Abroad: 614, fig. 354).

Original Combination: [Doxocopa linda] laurina

Type Locality: “Guatemala” and “Nicaragua” implied from the citations.

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

                         =    ‡”majugena” (Fruhstorfer, 1907)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 68(2): 245.

Original Combination: [Catargyria laure mileta] ♀ forma majugena

Type Locality: “Honduras”

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

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