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Mestra amymone (Ménétriés, 1857)
(Northern Mestra)

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S TX (strays far N), E & W Mexico to Costa Rica

Synonymy

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

Genus Mestra Hübner, [1825]

Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [45]. Type-species: Mestra hypermnestra Hübner, [1825], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [45], figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, by monotypy.

=    Cystineura Boisduval, 1836

Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: pl. 9 [=5B], fig. 1. Type-species: Papilio hersilia Fabricius, 1777, Gen. Ins.: 265 (= Papilio dorcas Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 508, no. 275; subspecies), by monotypy.

 

Mestra amymone (Ménétriés, 1857)

Enum. corp. anim. (2): 123-124, no. 1306, pl. 9, fig. 6 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Cysteneura amymone

Type Locality: “Nicaragua”

Types: Syntypes in ZIN.

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Mestra dorcas Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 508, no. 275, by Lamas and Small (1992), in: Quintero and Aiello (Eds.), Ins. Panama Mesoamer.: 556, A. Warren, Vargas, Luis and Llorente (1998), J. Lepid. Soc. 52(1): 61 and Lamas et al. (2004), Atl. Neotrop. Lepid. Chcklst. Part 4A: 235

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