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Phyciodes cocyta incognitus Gatrelle, 2004
(Northern Crescent)

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

Genus Phyciodes Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (2): 29. Type-species: Papilio cocyta Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 7, pl. 101, figs. A, B; (16): 148 (index), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 46. The arrangement of species in this genus follows Wahlberg et al. (2003), Syst. Entomol. 28(2): 257-273.


Phyciodes cocyta (Cramer, 1777)

Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 7, pl. 101, figs. A ♂ D, B ♂ V (fig. C ♀ V is not the same species); (16): 148 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Nymph[alis]. Phaler[ata]. Cocyta

Type Locality: Not stated for figs. A and B, “Surinamen” “Suriname” for fig. C; neotype from “Black Rock, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.”

Types: Neotype in AMNH, designated by Scott (1994), Papilio (n.s.) 7: 36, fig. 111 ♂ D.

=    ‡morpheus (Fabricius, 1775)

Syst. Entomol.: 530, no. 370.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. P[lebejus]. R[uralis]. Morpheus

Type Locality: “America boreali”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Preoccupied by Papilio morpheus Pallas, 1771, Reise verschied. Prov. Russisich. Reichs 1, Anhang: 471, no. 64. Fabricius (1793), Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 155-156, no. 479, cited this name in association with Papilio cocyta Cramer, 1777.

=    arctica dos Passos, 1935

Can. Entomol. 67(4): 87.

Original Combination: Phyciodes tharos arctica

Type Locality: “Port au Port, Table Mountain, Newfoundland” [Newfoundland and Labrador]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.


Phyciodes cocyta incognitus Gatrelle, 2004

Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 4(8): 17-18, figs. 1, 2, 5, 6 (left larval head capsules), 10, 14 (mature larva), 27 ♂ V, 28 ♀ V, 30 ♂ D (holotype), 31 ♀ D, 32 ♂ D&V, 33 ♀ D&V, 35 ♂ V (holotype), 36 ♀ V, 38 ♂ D&V, G, H, J, K ♂ genitalia, N, O, P (pupa).

Original Combination: Phyciodes incognitus

Type Locality: “Georgia: Union County, Duncan Ridge Road”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.


Gatrelle, Ronald R. 2004. Description of a multilevel cryptic new species of Phyciodes (Nymphalidae: Melitaeinae) from the southern Appalachian Mountains. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey 4(8): 1-19, 43 + 11 figs. {25 Sep 2004} [description of Phyciodes incognitus

Scott, James A. 2006. Phyciodes (Phyciodes): More progress. Papilio (New Series) 13: 38 pp., 5 tbls., cartoon {28 Apr 2006}

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