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Heliopetes m. macaira (Reakirt, [1867])
(Turk’s-cap White-Skipper)

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S TX, E & W Mexico to Panama

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 macaira (Reakirt, [1867])

Heliopetes macaira macaira (Reakirt, [1867])

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 18(3): 334-335, no. 34.

Original Combination: Pyrgus macaira

Type Locality: “Mexico (near Vera Cruz)” [Veracruz]

Types: A syntype in FMNH.

                         =    ‡ nivea (Scudder, 1872)

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 73-74, no. 2.

Original Combination: L[eucoscirtes]. nivea

Type Locality: “Tehuantepec” [Oaxaca, Mexico]

Types: Syntypes (#15321) in MCZ.

Secondarily preoccupied by Papilio niveus Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 33, pl. 22, fig. C ♂ D; (8): 154 (index).

                   =    locutia (Hewitson, 1875)

Ill. exot. Butts. 5: [112], pl. Leucochitonea II [58], figs. 19 D, 20 V.

Original Combination: Leucochitonea Locutia

Type Locality: “Taboga Isl., Panama”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    cnemus Godman & Salvin, 1897

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(137): 448-449, no. 8; 3(138): pl. 90, figs. 25 ♀ D, 26 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Heliopetes cnemus

Type Locality: “Mexico, Lake Chapala...Dos Arroyos, Venta de Zopilote, Acapulco in Guerrero, Atoyac in Vera Cruz”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

‡”eulalia” (Plötz, 1885)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 46(1-3): 39, no. 9.

Original Combination: [Leucochitonea] Locutia [synonym] Eulalia

This name was listed in synonymy without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.

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