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Erionota t. thrax (Linnaeus, 1767)
(Banana Skipper)

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Introduced to Hawaii


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

Genus Erionota Mabille, 1878

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 21: 34. Type-species: Papilio thrax Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 794, no. 260, by designation of E. Watson (1893), Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1893(1): 72, 86.


Erionota thrax (Linnaeus, 1767)


Erionota thrax thrax (Linnaeus, 1767)

Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 794, no. 260.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. P[lebejus Urbicola]. Thrax

Type Locality: “Java”

Types: Lectotype in LSUK, designated by Corbet and Pendlebury (1956), Butt. Malay Pen.: pl. 29, fig. 8.

Opler and A. Warren (2002), Sci. Names List Butts. N. A.: 45, substituted the name Erionota torus Evans, 1941, for this species, as it occurs in Hawaii. As explained in the excluded species appendix, this was based on a misidentification of Erionota thrax by Kawazoé and Wakabayashi (1976), Col. Illus. Butts. Japan: 310-311.



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