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Heliopetes arsalte (Linnaeus, 1758)
(Veined White-Skipper)

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S TX, E & W Mexico to Argentina

Synonymy

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

  Genus Heliopetes Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 81. Type-species: Papilio niveus Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 33, pl. 22, fig. C; (8): 154 (index) (= Papilio arsalte Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 469, no. 67; synonym), by monotypy.

=    Leucoscirtes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 73. Type-species: Syrichtus ericetorum Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10: 313, no. 71, by original designation.

 

Heliopetes arsalte (Linnaeus, 1758)

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 469, no. 67; referred to specimens in Museum Ludovicae Ulricae; figured by Clerck [1764], Icon. Ins. 2: pl. 23, fig. 2 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. D[anaus candidus] Arsalte

Type Locality: “in Indiis”; suggested to be “South America, probably the Guianas” by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 301.

Types: Type(s) apparently lost.

                   =    ‡menalcas (Fabricius, 1775)

Syst. Entomol.: 535, no. 397.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. P[lebejus] U[rbicola] Menalcas

Type Locality: “Indiis”

Types: Syntype in ZMUC.

Preoccupied by Papilio menalcas Poda, 1761, Ins. Mus. graec. 78.

            =    niveus (Cramer, 1775)

Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 33, pl. 22, fig. C ♂ D; (8): 154 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Pleb[ejus]. Urbicol[a]. Niveus

Type Locality: “Surinamische” “Surinam”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

                   =    ‡ crameri Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 81.

Original Combination: Heliopetes Crameri

Type Locality: “Surin.” [Surinam]

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Proposed as a replacement name for Papilio niveus Cramer, 1775, erroneously thought preoccupied; a junior objective synonym of Papilio niveus.

            =    figara (Butler, 1870)

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)18(4): 510, no. 3.

Original Combination: Pyrgus Figara

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

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