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Perichares adela (Hewitson, 1867)
(Green-backed Ruby-eye)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S TX (uncommon), E & W Mexico to S Brazil


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

Genus Perichares Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 81. Type-species: Papilio coridon Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 533, no. 385 (= Papilio philetes Gmelin, [1790], Syst. Nat. (ed. 13) 1(5): 2364, no. 842; homonym), by original designation.


151.      Perichares adela (Hewitson, 1867)

Ill. exot. Butterflies 4(62): [105], pl. Hesperia I, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♀ D, 3 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Hesperia Adela

Type Locality: “Rio de Janeiro” [Brasil]

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

Burns et al. (2008), Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 105(17): 6350-6355, determine that this is a species distinct from Perichares philetes (Gmelin, [1790]).

            =    dolores (Reakirt, 1868)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 20(1/2): 87-88, no. 52.

Original Combination: Goniloba dolores

Type Locality: “Mexico, near Vera Cruz” [Veracruz]

Types: Location of type(s) not known, not at ANSP.

            =    marmorata Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 81-82, no. 3.

Original Combination: P[erichares]. marmorata

Type Locality: “Venezuela”

Types: Syntype (#15315) in MCZ.



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