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Megathymus yuccae wilsonorum D. Stallings & Turner, 1958
(Yucca Giant-Skipper)

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Tamaulipas & far S TX (lower Rio Grande Valley)

Synonymy

(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 yuccae (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837])

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (24): pl. 70, [1] ♂ D, [2] ♂ V, [4] larva, [5] pupa [not ♀].

Original Combination: Eudamus (?) Yuccae

Type Locality: Not stated (there is no text), but “Georgia” implied from the notes for the original drawing by John Abbot; defined as “South Carolina to the southern tip of Florida” by H. Freeman (1943), Entomol. News 54(9): 211; redefined as “Scriven [sic!; Screven] County, Georgia” by H. Freeman (1952), Field & Lab. 20(1): 30; neotype from “Aiken County, South Carolina.”

Types: Types are the specimens figured by John Abbot, and are probably lost. Neotype in AMNH, designated by H. Freeman (1952), Field & Lab. 20(1): 30.

I.C.Z.N. Opinion 483 placed this name on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology as name no. 1387.

=    alabamae H. Freeman, 1943

Entomol. News 54(3): 76-77.

Original Combination: Megathymus yuccae alabamae

Type Locality: “Anniston, Alabama” [Calhoun County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

=    buchholzi H. Freeman, 1952

Field & Lab. 20(1): 31-33.

Original Combination: Megathymus yuccae buchholzi

Type Locality: “Jupiter, Florida” [Palm Beach County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

 

Megathymus yuccae wilsonorum D. Stallings & Turner, 1958

Lepid. News 11(4/5): 129-130, pl. 3, top row ♀ D&V (holotype), 2nd row ♂ D&V, lower row ♂&♀ genitalia.

Original Combination: Megathymus wilsonorum

Type Locality: “around Victoria, Tamps., Mexico” [Tamaulipas]

Types: Holotype in PMNH.

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