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Epargyreus exadeus cruza Evans, 1952
(Broken Silverdrop)

Type Specimens
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Live Adults
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

(S TX? [CA?] as stray), E & W Mexico to Panama


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

Genus Epargyreus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 105. Type-species: Papilio tityrus Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 532, no. 382 (= Papilio clarus Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(4): 66, pl. 41, figs. E, F; (8): 152 (index); homonym), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 70.

=    Eridamus Burmeister, 1875

Revue Mag. Zool. (3)3: 51-59. Type-species: Goniurus tmolis Burmeister, 1875, Rev. Mag. Zool. (3)3: 64, pl. 1, figs. 1 (larva), 8, 9 (portions of larva), by designation of Evans (1952), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (2): 44.


Epargyreus exadeus (Cramer, 1779)

Uitl. Kapellen 3(22): 118, pl. 260, fig. C ♂ V; (24): 174 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Ple[bejus]. Urbicol[a] Exadeus

Type Locality: “Surinamen” “Suriname”

Types: Type(s) probably lost (van der Meulen collection).


Epargyreus exadeus cruza Evans, 1952

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (2): 50; cited figures in Skinner (1911), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 37(3): pl. 10, and W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 49, figs. 8 ♂ D, 9 ♀ V.

Original Combination: [Epargyreus exadeus] cruza

Type Locality: “Mexico, Cordova, Vera Cruz” [Veracruz]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.



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