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Systasea pulverulenta (R. Felder, 1869)
(Texas Powdered-Skipper)

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S AZ, S NM, C & S TX to Guatemala

Synonymy

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

Genus Systasea W. H. Edwards, 1877

Can. Entomol. 9(6): 120. Type-species: Hesperia zampa W. H. Edwards, 1876, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 207-208, as replacement name for the genus Lintneria Auctorum. Because there was misunderstanding over the original description of Lintneria, this name was proposed to replace a “ghost.” According to Code Article 67.8, the type-species of Systasea is Papilio daunus Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(11): 44, pl. 126, fig. F; (16): 148 (index) (see Thorybes bathyllus); this issue needs to be addressed by the I.C.Z.N. in a petition to assign Hesperia zampa W. H. Edwards, 1876 as the type-species of Systasea. For now, traditional usage is maintained.

      =    ‡Lintneria W. H. Edwards, 1877

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 6(1): 57. Type-species: Hesperia zampa W. H. Edwards, 1876, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 207-208, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Lintneria Butler, 1876, Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 9: 620.

      =    ‡Plesiocera Mabille, 1891

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 35(c.r.)(17): cvi. Type-species: Plesiocera filipalpis Mabille, 1891, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 35(c.r.)(17): cvi (= Leucochitonea pulverulenta R. Felder, 1869, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 19: 478; synonym), by monotypy. Preoccupied by Plesiocera Macquart, 1841, Mém. Soc. R. Sci. Lille 1840: 360. The generic and specific diagnoses of Plesiocera filipalpis were based on the body of S. pulverulenta with a glued-on satyrine head.

 

Systasea pulverulenta (R. Felder, 1869)

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien. 19: 478, no. 37.

Original Combination: Leucochitonea pulverulenta

Type Locality: “Orizaba” [Veracruz, Mexico]

Types: Syntypes in NMW.

            =    taeniatus (Plötz, 1884)

Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 37: 41, no. 2; cited unpublished pl. 1068.

Original Combination: [Tagiades] Taeniatus

Type Locality: “Oaxaca” [Mexico]

Types: Type(s) may be in ZSMC.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 149, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.

            =    filipalpis (Mabille, 1891)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 35(c.r.)(17): cvi.

Original Combination: Plesiocera filipalpis

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

As noted above, the specific diagnosis was based on the body of this species with a glued-on satyrine head.

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