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Lerodea arabus (W. H. Edwards, 1882)
(Violet-clouded Skipper)

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[= dysaules], S AZ, S TX to Costa Rica

Synonymy

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

  Genus Lerodea Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 80. Type-species: Hesperia eufala W. H. Edwards, 1869, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(3): 311-312, by original designation.

 

Lerodea arabus (W. H. Edwards, 1882)

Papilio 2(2): 26.

Original Combination: Pamphila Arabus

Type Locality: “southern Arizona”; suggested to be “vicinity of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1987), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 113(1): 56; neotype from “Sabino Canyon, Santa Catalina Mts., Pima Co., Arizona, 2900'.”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1987), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 113(1): 57, fig. 21 ♂ D&V.

            =    dysaules Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(157): 500, no. 2; 3(158): pl. 95, figs. 19 ♂ D, 20 ♂ V (lectotype).

Original Combination: Lerodea dysaules

Type Locality: “Mexico, Venta de Zopilote in Guerrero”

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by A. Warren and Mielke (2005), Revta. bras. Zool. 22(1): 288.

A. Warren and Mielke (2005), Revta. bras. Zool. 22(1): 285-288, determined this synonymy, though others have suggested it (e.g., Scott (1986), Butts. N. Am.: 465).

Bibliography

Warren, A. D. & O. H. H. Mielke. 2005. Synonymic notes on North and Central American Lerodea Scudder, 1872 and Corticea Evans, 1955 (Lepidoptera,
Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae)
. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 22(1):285-291.
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