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Eumaeus toxea (Godart, [1824])
(Mexican Cycadian)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

E & W Mexico to Nicaragua (S TX as very rare stray)

Synonymy

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

Genus Eumaeus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (5): 67. Type-species: Rusticus minyas Hübner, [1809], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [97], figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, by monotypy.

=    Eumenia Godart, [1824]

In: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 826. Type-species: Eumenia toxea Godart, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 826, no. 1, by monotypy.

=    Eumaea Geyer, [1834]

In: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl. [18]. Type-species: Eumaea debora Geyer, [1834], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl. [18], figs. 1, 2, 3, 4 (= Eumenia childrenae G. Gray, 1832, Griffiths' Anim. Kingd. 15(2): 677, pl. 112, figs. 3, 3a, 3b; synonym), by monotypy.

      =    ‡ Epula Gistel, 1848

Naturgesch. Thierreichs höhe Sch.: ix. Type-species: Eumenia toxea Godart, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 826, no. 1, as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Eumenia Godart, [1824], erroneously thought preoccupied. A junior objective synonym of Eumenia.

 

Eumaeus toxea (Godart, [1824])

Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 826, no. 1.

Original Combination: Eumenia Toxea

Type Locality: “l’interior de l’Amérique méridionale”; suggested to be “Guatemalan” by Lathy (1926), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9)17(97): 39.

Types: Syntype in MNHP; figured by Faynel and Bálint (2004), Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 109(3): fig. 1 ♀ D&V.

Goodson (1947), Entomol. 80(1015): 274, no. 2, diagnosed this taxon as distinct from E. minyas (Hübner, 1809), Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [97], figs. 1, 2, 3, 4. Robbins (1984), in: R. Kendall and McGuire, Bull. Allyn Mus. (86): 15, detailed several old, perhaps dubious, records of this taxon from southern Texas.

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