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Gesta invisus (Butler & H. Druce, 1872)
(False Duskywing)

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C & S TX to Costa Rica


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

Genus Gesta Evans, 1953

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (3): 171, 200. Type-species: Thanaos gesta Herrich-Schäffer, 1863, Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 17: 142, by original designation.


Gesta invisus (Butler & H. Druce, 1872)

Cist. Entomol. 1(5): 114.

Original Combination: T[hanaos]. Invisus

Type Locality: “Cartago, Costa Rica” implied from the title and introduction to the paper.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Austin and A. Warren (2002), Dugesiana 9(2): 30, and other recent authors, treated G. invisus as a species-level taxon.

            =    gorgona (Plötz, 1884)

Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 37: 15, no. 11; cited unpublished pl. 963.

Original Combination: Achlyodes gorgona

Type Locality: “Guatemala”

Types: Type(s) may be in ZSMC or lost.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 148, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.

            =    llano (Dodge, 1903)

Can. Entomol. 35(3): 78.

Original Combination: Nisoniades llano

Type Locality: “Llano, Texas” [Llano County]

Types: Holotype was in CAS, destroyed in the 1905 San Francisco earthquake and fire.



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