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Problema byssus kumskaka (Scudder, 1887)
(Byssus Skipper)

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

Genus Problema Skinner & R. Williams, 1924

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 50(1): 62. Type-species: Pamphila byssus W. H. Edwards, 1880, Can. Entomol. 12(11): 224, by original designation.


Problema byssus (W. H. Edwards, 1880)

Can. Entomol. 12(11): 224-225.

Original Combination: Pamphila Byssus

Type Locality: “Indian River, Florida” [Brevard County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): 63, fig. 14 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 41, fig. 20 ♀ D (paralectotype), pl. 53, fig. 28 ♂ D (lectotype).


Problema byssus kumskaka (Scudder, 1887)

Can. Entomol. 19(3): 45-48.

Original Combination: Atrytone Kumskaka

Type Locality: “Iowa...Western States”; stated to be “Denison, Iowa” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 42. [Crawford County]

Types: Syntype (#10756) in MCZ; a “paratype” figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 53, fig. 39 ♂ D, supposedly sent to W. H. Edwards by Scudder.



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