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Heliopyrgus d. domicella (Erichson, [1849])
(Erichson’s White-Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S CA & S NV to S TX, S to Venezuela


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

Genus Heliopyrgus Herrera, 1957

In: Herrera et al., Revta. chil. Entomol. 5: 154. Type-species: Syrichtus americanus Blanchard, 1852, in: Gay, Hist. fis. pol. Chile 7: 44, no. 2, pl. 3, fig. 10, by original designation. Austin and A. Warren (2001), Dugesiana 8(1): 4, resurrected this genus.


Heliopyrgus domicella (Erichson, [1849])


Heliopyrgus domicella domicella (Erichson, [1849])

In: Schomburgk, Reisen Brit.-Guiana 3: 604.

Original Combination: S[yrichtus]. Domicella

Type Locality: “British Guiana” implied from the title of the work. [Guyana]

Types: Location of type(s) not known (ZMHB?).

                   =    nearchus (W. H. Edwards, 1882)

Papilio 2(2): 26-27.

Original Combination: Pyrgus Nearchus

Type Locality: “southern Arizona”; suggested to be “vicinity of Tucson” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 637. [Pima County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 639, fig. 20 ♂ D&V.

                   =    aconita (Plötz, 1884)

Mitt. naturw. Ver. Neu-Vorpomm. 15: 3, no. 1.

Original Combination: [Pyrgus (Pyrgus)] Aconita

Type Locality: “Georgia”, in error.

Types: Type(s) may be in ZSMC.



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