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Dymasia dymas chara (W. H. Edwards, [1884])
(Tiny Checkerspot)

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Distribution: S AZ, S NM, W TX, NW Mexico, Baja California Sur

Larval Foodplants:
Acanthaceae: Justicia californica (Benth.) D. Gibson, Siphonoglossa longiflora (Torr.) Gray, Tetramerium nervosum Nees

Synonymy

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

Genus Dymasia Higgins, 1960

Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 112(14): 455-456. Type-species: Melitaea dymas W. H. Edwards, 1877, Can. Entomol. 9(6): 190-191, by original designation.

 

Dymasia dymas (W. H. Edwards, 1877)

Can. Entomol. 9(10): 190-191.

Original Combination: Melitaea dymas

Type Locality: “San Antonio, Texas” [Bexar County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by Higgins, 1969, Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 112(14): 457-458; figured by F. Brown, 1966, Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 92(3): 381, fig. 7 ♀ D&V.

=    larunda (Strecker, [1878])

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (14): 130.

Original Combination: Melitaea Larunda

Type Locality: Not stated; “vicinity of New Braunfels and San Antonio, Southwestern Texas” implied from introductory text. [Comal and Bexar counties]

Types: Syntypes in FMNH.

=    senrabii (W. Barnes, 1900)

Can. Entomol. 32(2): 42, 43.

Original Combination: Melitaea Senrabii

Type Locality: “Corpus Christi, Texas” [Nueces County]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

 

Dymasia dymas chara (W. H. Edwards, [1884])

Can. Entomol. 15(11): 209-210.

Original Combination: Melitaea Chara

Type Locality: “South Arizona”; defined as “vicinity of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona” by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 380.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 382, fig. 8 ♂ D&V.

Bibliography

Bailowitz, Richard A. and James P. Brock. 1991. Butterflies of southeastern Arizona. Tucson, Arizona; Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc.: ix + 342 pp., 4 pls., figs. {1991} 

Brown, Frederick Martin. 1966. The types of the nymphalid butterflies described by William Henry Edwards--Part II, Melitaeinae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 92(3): 357-468, 34 figs. {Sep, 20 Oct 1966} 

Comstock, John Adams. 1927. Butterflies of California. A popular guide to a knowledge of the butterflies of California embracing all of the 477 species and varieties at present recorded from the state. Author, Los Angeles, California. 334 pp., 63 pls. {1827} 

Comstock, John Adams. 1930. Studies in Pacific Coast Lepidoptera (continued). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 28(3): 50-58, pls. 25-32. {Sep-Dec 1929, 15 Feb 1930} 

Comstock, John Adams. 1934. Studies in Pacific Coast Lepidoptera (continued). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 33(1): 34-38, pls. 14-19. {Jan-Apr, 28 Feb 1934} 

Edwards, William Henry. [1884]. Descriptions of new species of North American butterflies. Canadian Entomologist 15(11): 209-211. {Nov 1883 [17 Jan 1884]} [description of Melitaea Chara

Higgins, Lionel George. 1960. A revision of the melitaeine genus Chlosyne and allied species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 112(14): 381-467, 134 figs. {31 Dec 1960} 

Maza, Roberto F. de la. 1987. Mariposas Mexicanas. Guía para su colecta y determinación. México; Fondo de Cultura Económica: 304 pp., 67 pls., 58 figs. {Oct 1987} [Ed. 2 1991] 

Seitz, Adalbert. 1913. 3. Gattung Melitaea. In: A. Seitz (Ed.), Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 5(182): 429-432; (187): 433-434; pl. 88 {1913}

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