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Phocides pigmalion okeechobee (Worthington, 1881)
(Mangrove Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S Florida; mangroves


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

Genus Phocides Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 103. Type-species: Phocides cruentus Hübner, [1819], Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 103, no. 1082 (= Hesperia polybius Fabricius (1793), Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 337, no. 281; synonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 248, no. 857.

=    Erycides Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 110. Type-species: Papilio pigmalion Cramer, 1779, Uitl. Kapellen 3(21): 87, pl. 245, figs. A, B; (24): 176 (index), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 67. First reviser choice of Phocides over Erycides was made by Godman & Salvin (1893), Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(110): 292.

=    Dysenius Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 67. Type-species: Erycides albicilla Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23(11): 169, no. 16 (= Erycides lilea Reakirt, [1867], Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 18(3): 339, no. 47; synonym: a subspecies of Hesperia polybius Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 337, no. 281), by original designation.


Phocides pigmalion (Cramer, 1779)

Uitl. Kapellen 3(21): 87, pl. 245, figs. A ♂ D, B ♂ V; (24): 176 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Pleb[ejus]. Urbicol[a] Pigmalion.

Type Locality: “Surinamen” “Suriname”

Types: Type(s) probably lost (van der Meulen collection).

=    tenuistriga Mabille & Boullet, 1912

Ann. Sci. Nat., Zool. (9)16(2): 16, 21-22.

Original Combination: P[hocides]. Tenuistriga Stgr.

Type Locality: “Colombie...Perou...Brésil”; suggested to be “Colombia” by Evans (1952), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (2): 13, from the “type” in BMNH.

Types: Syntypes in BMNH and MNHP.

            =    iocularis Röber, 1925

Entomol. Mitt. 14(2): 159-160.

Original Combination: Phocides iocularis

Type Locality: “Kolumbien”

Types: Lectotype in MTD, designated by Mielke (1989), Revta. bras. Zool. 6(1): 134.

            =    disparilis Röber, 1925

Entomol. Mitt. 14(2): 160.

Original Combination: Phocides disparilis

Type Locality: “Kolumbien”

Types: Holotype in MTD.


Phocides pigmalion okeechobee (Worthington, 1881)

Papilio 1(8): 133.

Original Combination: Erycides Okeechobee

Type Locality: “Marco Island, Florida” [Collier County]

Types: Syntypes in USNM.



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