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Phoebis neocypris virgo (Butler, 1870)
(Tailed Sulphur)

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SE AZ & S TX (rare strays) to Brazil

Synonymy

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

Genus Phoebis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 98. Type-species: Phoebis cypris Hübner, [1819], Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 98, no. 1044 (and unjustified emendation of Papilio cipris Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 5, pl. 99, figs. E, F; (16): 148 (index); = Papilio argante Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 470, no. 116; synonym), by designation of Butler (1873), Lepid. Exot. (13): 155.

      =    ‡Colias Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 99. Type-species: Papilio sennae Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 470, no. 72, by designation of Hemming (1939), Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (B)8(7): 136. Preoccupied by Colias [Fabricius], 1807, in: Illiger, Mag. f. Insektenk. 6: 284.

=    Callidryas Boisduval & Le Conte, [1830]

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (8): 73. Type-species: Papilio eubule Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 764, no. 102 (= Papilio sennae Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 470, no. 72; synonym), by designation of Blanchard (1840), in: Castelnau, Hist. Nat. Ins. 3: 432.

      =    ‡Metura Butler, 1873

Lepid. Exot. (13): 155. Type-species: Callidryas bracteolata Butler, 1865, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1865(2): 458, pl. 26, fig. 6 (= Colias neocypris Hübner, [1823], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [136], figs. 1, 2; synonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 218, no. 695. Preoccupied by Metura Walker, 1855, in: Allen's Nat. Libr., Lepid. 2: 229.

=    Parura W. F. Kirby, 1896

In: Allen, Nat. Libr. Lepid. 2: 229. Type-species: Callidryas bracteolata Butler, 1865, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1865(2): 458, pl. 26, fig. 6 (= Colias neocypris Hübner, [1823], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [136], figs. 1, 2; synonym), as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Metura Butler, 1873, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

 

Phoebis neocypris (Hübner, [1823])

Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [136], figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Colias Neocypris

Type Locality: Not stated; suggested to be “Brasilia” by W. F. Kirby (1908), in: P. Wytsman, Facsimile ed. Hübner Samml. exot. Schmett. 3(addit. notes): 84.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

                   =    ‡cipris (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 212, no. 663; cited Jones’ Icones 3: pl. 39, fig. 1.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. D[anaus]. Cipris

Type locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Preoccupied by Papilio cipris Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 5, pl. 99, figs. E. F; (16): 148 (index).

            =    bracteolata (Butler, 1865)

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1865(2): 458, no. 6, pl. 26, fig. 6 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Callidryas bracteolata

Type Locality: “Brazil”

Types: Syntype in BMNH.

            =    irrigata (Butler, 1870)

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1870(1): 9-10, no. 2; figured by Butler (1871), Lepid. Exot. (3): 67, no. 19, pl. 26, figs. 1 ♀ D, 2 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Callidryas irrigata

Type Locality: “Brasil”; defined as “Ipaunema?, Brasil” by Butler (1871), Lepid. Exot. (3): 67. [Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro]

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

 

Phoebis neocypris virgo (Butler, 1870)

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1870(1): 9, no. 1; figured by Butler (1871), Lepid. Exot. (4): 75, pl. 29, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Callidryas virgo

Type Locality: “Mexico...Mountains of Oaxaca (E Side)...San Geronimo (Vera Paz)...(?) Apolobamba”

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

                   =    intermedia (Butler, 1872)

Cist. Entomol. 1(4): 81; figured by Butler (1873), Lepid. Exot. (13): 153-154, no. 43, pl. 55, figs. 5 ♂ V, 6 ♀ V, 7 ♂ D, 8 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Callidryas Intermedia

Type Locality: “Cartago, Costa Rica” implied from the title and introduction to the paper.

Types: Syntype in BMNH.

                         =    ‡”rubrofasciata” Vázquez, 1952

An. Instit. Biol., Univ. Nac. Auton. Méx. (Zool.) 22(2): 553, fig. 2 (“holotype”).

Original Combination: [Phoebis intermedia] f[orma]. fem[inina]. rubrofasciata

Type Locality: “Malinalco, Méx.” [Mexico State, Mexico]

Types: “Holotype” in MGCL.

‡”alba” Scott, 1986

Butts. N. Am.: 206, no. 54.

Original Combination: [Phoebis intermedia ♀] form alba

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.

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