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Lerodea e. eufala (W. H. Edwards, 1869)
(Eufala Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S & C CA, to S NM, C & S TX-OK to VA-FL (strays N); to Argentina


(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 eufala (W. H. Edwards, 1869)


Lerodea eufala eufala (W. H. Edwards, 1869)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(3): 311-312.

Original Combination: Hesperia Eufala

Type Locality: “Apalachicola, Florida”; neotype from “Ind[ian]. River.” [Brevard and Volusia counties]

Types: Neotype (possibly lectotype) in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1987), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 113(1): 58, fig. 22 ♂ D&V.

                   =    dispersa (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23(12): 197, no. 56.

Original Combination: [Goniloba] dispersa

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Syntype in ANSP.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 142, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing (pl. 541) made by Plötz.

                   =    floridae (Mabille, 1876)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (5)6(2): 269, no. 16; (bull.): ix, no. 6, referring to p. 269.

Original Combination: Pamphila Floridae

Type Locality: “E. Florida” “Floride, Texas”

Types: Type(s) probably in MNHP.

                   =    micylla (Burmeister, 1878)

Descr. phys. Rép. Argentine 5(Lépid.)(1): 272-273, no. 7.

Original Combination: Carystus Micylla

Type Locality: “Buénos-Ayres” [Buenos Aires, Argentina]

Types: Syntype in MACN.

‡”obscura” Lindsey, E. Bell & R. Williams, 1931

Denison Univ. Bull. 31(2), J. Sci. Lab. 26(1): 134; cited Mabille (1904), in: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. (17b): 131.

Original Combination: Lerodea eufala floridae var. obscura

This name was inadvertently proposed by Lindsey et al., who erroneously believed that it had been described by Mabille; a nomen nudum.



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