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Libytheana carinenta bachmanii (Kirtland, 1851)
(American Snout)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

E North America, [rarely Cuba]


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

Genus Libytheana Michener, 1943

Am. Mus. Novit. (1232): 1, figs. 4-6 (genitalia of type-species). Type-species: Libythea bachmanii Kirtland, 1851, Family Visitor 2(76): 189, illustr. (= Papilio carinenta Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 18, pl. 108, figs. E, F; (16): 148 (index); subspecies), by original designation.


Libytheana carinenta (Cramer, 1777)

Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 18, pl. 108, figs. E ♂ D, F ♂ V; (16): 148 (index).

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

Type Locality: “Surinamen” “Suriname”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.


Libytheana carinenta bachmanii (Kirtland, 1851)

Family Visitor 2(76): 189, fig. ♂ D.

Original Combination: Libythea bachmanii

Type Locality: “Mahoning Co., Ohio”

Types: Type(s) probably lost, but possible syntypes may be in the Peale collection, ANSP.

The original description is frequently cited as Kirtland (1852), Am. J. Sci. Arts. (2)13(39): 336-337, fig., with a type locality of “Northern Ohio.” See Goodwin (1959), Lepid. News 12(3/4): 121.

                         =    ‡”kirtlandi” (W. D. Field, 1938)

J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 11(4): 124-125.

Original Combination: [Libythea bachmanii bachmanii] [f.] kirtlandi

Type Locality: “Lawrence, Kansas” [Douglas County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.



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