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Megathymus ursus violae D. Stallings & Turner, 1956
(Ursine Giant-Skipper)

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C & S NM (E of Rio Grande), W TX, COAH, NL


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

Genus Megathymus Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 83. Type-species: Eudamus (?) yuccae Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (23-26): pl. 70, figs. [1]-[5] ♂ [not ♀], larva and pupa, by original designation. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 483 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 1222.


Megathymus ursus Poling, 1902

Entomol. News 13(4): 97-98, pl. 4; this figure reproduced by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 72, fig. 1 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Megathymus ursus

Type Locality: “Pinal County, Arizona”; defined as “Santa Catalina Mountains, west of Redington, Pima Co., Arizona” by H. Freeman (1969), J. Lepid. Soc. 23 (suppl.1): 25.

Types: Holotype in USNM.


Megathymus ursus violae D. Stallings & Turner, 1956

Lepid. News 10(1/2): 4-5, pl. 2, top row ♀ D&V (holotype), 2nd row ♂ D&V, lower row ♂&♀ genitalia.

Original Combination: Megathymus violae

Type Locality: “Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the Guadeloupe Mts., New Mexico” [Eddy County]

Types: Holotype in PMNH.



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