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Pholisora catullus (Fabricius, 1793)
(Common Sootywing)

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widespread in USA and S Canada, S to Colima and Hidalgo


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

Genus Pholisora Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 72. Type-species: Hesperia catullus Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 348, no. 323, by original designation.


Pholisora catullus (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 348, no. 323; cited Jones’ Icones 6: pl. 80, fig. 2 D&V; figured by Donovan (1800), Epit. Ins. India: pl. [50], fig. 4 (a copy from Jones’ Icones).

Original Combination: H[esperia]. U[rbicola]. Catullus

Type Locality: “Indiis”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.



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