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Ministrymon azia (Hewitson, 1873)(1860)
(Gray Ministreak)

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

  Genus Ministrymon Clench, 1961

In: P. Ehrlich and A. Ehrlich, How Know Butts.: 179, 196. Type-species: Thecla leda W. H. Edwards, 1882, Papilio 2(2): 23-24, by original designation.


azia group K. Johnson & L. Miller, 1991

Acta Entomol. Chilena 16(2): 183, 185.


Ministrymon azia (Hewitson, 1873) (1860)

Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 1(5): 144; 2(5): pl. 57, 257 ♂ D, 358 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Thecla Azia

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Lectotype (#79-69) in BMNH, designated by Lamas (2002), Revta. bras. Zool. 19(supl. 1): 208.

                   =    ‡guacanagari (Wallengren, 1860)

Wien. entomol. Monatschr. 4(2): 37-38.

Original Combination: Thecla guacanagari

Type Locality: “Puna” [Argentina and Chile]

Types: Lectotype in NHRS, designated by Lamas (2002), Revta. bras. Zool. 19(supl. 1): 208.

This name was suppressed by I.C.Z.N. Opinion 2144.

            =    nipona (Hewitson, 1877)

Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 1(7): 204; 2(7): pl. 81, figs. 673 ♂ D, 674 ♂ V, 675 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Thecla Nipona

Type Locality: “Brazil”

Types: Holotype (#79-69) in BMNH.

H. H. Druce (1907), Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1907(3): 623, determined this synonymy.

            =    brocela (Dyar, 1913)

Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 45(2006): 637.

Original Combination: Thecla brocela

Type Locality: “Cotahuasi, 9,000 feet” [Peru]

Types: Holotype (#15622) in USNM.

            =    quebradivaga K. Johnson & L. Miller, 1991

Acta Entomol. Chil. 16(2): 186-187, figs. 1 ♂ D&V, 1A ♀ genitalia, 2 ♂ genitalia, 3A ♂ D, 3B ♂ V (holotype), 5 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Ministrymon quebradivaga

Type Locality: “Codpa, hamlet in Quebrada Vitor...altitude 2.109 m” [Chile]

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

            =    hernandezi Schwartz & K. Johnson, 1992

Carib. J. Sci. 28(3/4): 153, figs. 3 ♂ D&V, 4A ♂ genitalia (holotype).

Original Combination: Ministrymon hernandezi

Type Locality: “Cuba: Provincia de Pinar del Rio: 5.5 km NW Niceto Perez (formerly Rancho Mundito), 450 m”

Types: Holotype in MNHP.

            =    grumus (K. Johnson & Kroenlein, 1993)

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (34): 39, pl. VI, 4E, fig. 7.

Original Combination: Electrostrymon grumus

Type Locality: “Trinidad-Tobago, Trinidad, Arima Valley”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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