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Hylephila p. phyleus (Drury, 1773)
(Fiery Skipper)

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[= muertovalle] CA to FL (strays far N), S to Argentina; Hawaii

Synonymy

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

Genus Hylephila Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 81. Type-species: Papilio phyleus Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 1: 25-26, pl. 13, figs. 4, 5; 2: index, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 193, no. 544.

      =    ‡Euthymus Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 77. Type-species: Papilio phyleus Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 1: 25-26, pl. 13, figs. 4, 5; 2: index, by original designation. Preoccupied by Euthymus Rafinesque, 1815, Analyse Nat.: 127, and also a junior objective synonym of Hylephila.

=    Andinus Hayward, 1940

Revta. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 10(3): 284-285. Type-species: Andinus venustus Hayward, 1940, Revta. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 10(3): 285-286, fig. 9, by original designation.

      =    ‡Cordillana Hayward, 1941

Revta. Mus. La Plata, Zool. (n.s.) 2(14): 288. Type-species: Andinus venustus Hayward, 1940, Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 10: 285, as replacement name; proposed to replace Andinus Hayward, 1940, erroneously thought preoccupied.

 

phyleus group MacNeill & Herrera, 1999

J. Lepid. Soc. 52(3): 285 (key), 286-287.

 

Hylephila phyleus (Drury, 1773)

 

Hylephila phyleus phyleus (Drury, 1773)

Ill. Nat. Hist. 1: 25-26, pl. 13, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V (1770); 2: index (1773, name given).

Original Combination: Papilio Phyleus

Type Locality: “Antigua, St. Christopher’s, Nevies”; suggested to be “Antigua” by Evans (1955), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 311.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Panzer (1785), Diurn. Abbild.: 59, pl. 13, figs. 4, 5, misidentified this species as Papilio phareus Fabricius, 1793, a name that has sometimes been listed in the synonymy of H. phyleus. Likewise, Hübner (1823), Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: 11, listed “Hesperia carin” in the synonymy of Phemiades augias Linnaeus, 1763 sensu Hübner, which included H. phyleus; this is a nomen nudum and a misidentification of phyleus.

                         =    ‡”druryi “ (Megerle, [1803])

Cat. Ins. Viennae Austriae 28 Novembris 1803, auctionis: [29].

Original Combination: Papilio Druryi

Proposed to replace Papilio phyleus Drury, 1773, erroneously thought pre-occupied. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 1710 placed this work on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Works in Zoological Nomenclature.

                   =    bucephalus (Stephens, 1828)

Ill. Brit. Entomol., Haustellata 1: 102-103, pl. 10, figs. 1, 2.

Original Combination: [Pamphila] Bucephalus

Type Locality: “neighborhood of Barnstable in Devonshire [England]”; but suggested to be “from the North American continent” later in the original description.

Types: Location of syntypes not known.

                   =    hala (Butler, 1870)

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1870(4): 504, no. 2.

Original Combination: Pamphila Hala

Type Locality: “Venezuela”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    muertovalle Scott, 1981

Papilio (n.s.) 1: 10.

Original Combination: Hylephila phyleus muertovalle

Type Locality: “Furnace Creek date grove, Death Valley, Inyo Co., Calif.” [California]

Types: Holotype in LACM.

The utility of this name as a trinomial seems questionable.

                   =    eureka Austin & J. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (42): 502, figs. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♂ V (holotype); 5 ♀ D, 6 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Hylephila phyleus eureka

Type Locality: “California: Humboldt County; Eureka”

Types: Holotype in LACM.

As discussed by Pyle (2002), Butts. Cascadia:2 70, the utility of this name as a trinomial seems questionable.

                         =    ‡”pallida” Hayward, 1944

Revta. Soc. Entomol. Argent. 12(3): 180.

Original Combination: Hylephila phyleus ab. pallida

Type Locality: “Tucuman” [Argentina]

Types: Holotype in IMLA (Hayward collection).

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