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Junonia genoveva (Cramer, 1780) (Mexican segregate)
(Mangrove Buckeye)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Live Adults photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Gulf Coast mangroves, S TX to Belize (at least), ? along Pacific


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

Genus Junonia Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 34. Type-species: Papilio lavinia Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 32, pl. 21, figs. C, D; (8): 153 (index) (= Papilio evarete Cramer, 1779, Uitl. Kapellen 3(17): 18, pl. 203, figs. C, D; (24): 174 (index); homonym), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 43. Wahlberg et al. (2005), Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 86(2): 236, 239, 250, determined that Junonia and Precis Hübner, [1819], are distinct genus-level taxa. The following arrangement of species-level taxa is preliminary, and largely follows Lamas et al. (2004), Atl. Neotrop. Lepid. Chcklst. Part 4A: 251, and Neild (2008), Butterflies of Venezuela. Part 2.

=    Alcyoneis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 34-35. Type-species: Alcyoneis almane Hübner, [1819], Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 35, no. 293 (= Papilio almana Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 472, no. 89; synonym), by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(844): 197.

=    Aresta Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 79. Type-species: Papilio laomedia Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 772, no. 176 (= Papilio atlites Linnaeus, 1763, in: Johansson, Cent. Ins. Rar: 24-25, no. 72; synonym), by designation of Scudder (1875) Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 117, no. 113.

=    Kamilla Collins & Larsen, 1991

In: Larsen, Butts. Kenya, Nat. Hist.: 444. Type-species: Papilio cymodoce Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 5, pl. 99, figs. G, H; (16): 148 (index), by original designation.


Junonia genoveva (Cramer, 1780)

Uitl. Kapellen 4(25): 4, pl. 290, figs. E ♂ D, F ♂ V; (34): 249 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Nymph[alis]. Phaler[ata] Genoveva

Type Locality: “Surinamsche” “Suriname”; suggested to be “northeastern South America” by F. Brown and Heineman (1972), Jamaica Butts.: 179-180; considered to be “West Indian” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 176.

Types: Possible Syntype(s) in BMNH.



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