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Hermeuptychia sosybius (Fabricius, 1793)
(Carolina Satyr)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

C TX & E OK, E to FL, N to S OH & VA


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

Genus Hermeuptychia Forster, 1964

Veröff. zool. Staatssamml. München 8: 87-89, figs. 60-67. Type-species: Papilio hermes Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 487, no. 195, by original designation. As noted by Opler and A. Warren (2002), Sci. Names List Butts. N. A.: 41, the species-level taxonomy of this genus is in need of a comprehensive revision.


Hermeuptychia sosybius (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 219, no. 684; cited Jones’ Icones 6: pl. 52, fig. 2.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. S[atyri]. Sosybius

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    kappeli Anken, 1993

Entomol. Z. 103(22): 418-419, figs. 2a ♂ D, 2b ♂ V (holotype).

Original Combination: Hermeuptychia hermes kappeli

Type Locality: “Lake Okeechobee (Nord), Florida, U. S. A.”

Types: Holotype in Anken collection.



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