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Pompeius v. verna (W. H. Edwards, 1862)
(Little Glassywing)

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

Genus Pompeius Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 301, 335. Type-species: Hesperia pompeius Latreille, [1824], Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (722), 765, no. 105, by original designation.


Pompeius verna (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 14(1/2): 54, 57, no. 6.

Original Combination: Pamphila verna

Type Locality: “Illinois”; neotype from “Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): 57, fig. 9 ♂ D&V.

            =    pottawattomie (Worthington, 1880)

Can. Entomol. 12(3): 50, no. 2.

Original Combination: Pamphila pottawattomie

Type Locality: “neighborhood of the Chicago massacre, Cook Co., Ill....Lake Co., Ind.”

Types: Syntype in USNM.

            =    vetulina (Plötz, 1882)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 44(1-3): 58, no. 377; cited unpublished pl. 597.

Original Combination: [Hesperia] Vetulina

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Holotype may be in ZSMC or lost.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 143, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.

            =    sigida (Mabille, 1891)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 35(c.r.)(18): clxxvii.

Original Combination: Pamphila Sigida

Type Locality: “Australie”, in error.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

            =    sequoyah (H. Freeman, 1942)

Entomol. News 53(4): 104.

Original Combination: Polites verna sequoyah

Type Locality: “Hope Hill Farm, Faulkner County, Arkansas and Little Rock, Arkansas”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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