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Thorybes pylades (Scudder, 1870) (BCS segregate)
(Northern Cloudywing)

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Baja California Sur


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

Genus Thorybes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 71. Type-species: Papilio bathyllus J. E. Smith, 1797, in: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: 43, pl. 22, by original designation.

      =    ‡Lintneria W. H. Edwards & Butler, 1877

In: W. H. Edwards, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 6(1): 57, 67. Type-species: Papilio daunus Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(11): 44, pl. 126, fig. F (= Papilio bathyllus J. E. Smith, 1797, in: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: 43, pl. 22; probably a misidentified type species), by original designation. Preoccupied by Lintneria Butler, 1876, Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 9: 620. This genus has been treated as described twice in the same document (e.g., L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 11, 177) but it is clear that the reference in the text (p. 57) is only that. In the description (p. 67), Hesperia zampa is mentioned as one of the species contained within the new genus Lintneria, but the type is given as above. See comments under Systasea.

=    Cocceius Godman & Salvin, 1894

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(114): 336. Type-species: Eudamus pylades Scudder, 1870, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 13: 207, by original designation.


Thorybes pylades (Scudder, 1870)

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 13: 207; cited T. Harris (1862), Ins. injur. Veget. (3rd ed.): 312, fig. 135 ♂ D&V (as Eudamus bathyllus).

Original Combination: Eudamus Pylades

Type Locality: “Massachusetts”

Types: Syntypes in MCZ; a possible syntype was figured by Scudder (1889), Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 3(11): pl. 9, fig. 5 ♂ D&V.

=    ‡”immaculata” (Skinner, 1911)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 37(3): 177.

Original Combination: Eudamus pylades immaculata n. var. male

Type Locality: “Philadelphia” [Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania]

Types: “Holotype” (#7175) in ANSP.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

=    ‡”integra” Lanktree, 1968

Entomol. Rec. & J. Var. 80(9): 215-216, pl. XII, fig. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 7 ♂ genitalia (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Thorybes pylades ab. integra

Type Locality: “N. E. of Port Franks in the hinterland of Lake Huron's south-eastern shore”

Types: Location of “holotype” not known.



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