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Timochares ruptifasciata (Plötz, 1884)
(Brown-banded Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE AZ / SW NM, S TX to Chiapas and Belize


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

  Genus Timochares Godman & Salvin, 1896

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(128): 417. Type-species: Leucochitonea trifasciata Hewitson, 1868, Descr. one hundred new spec. Hesp. (2): 50, no. 11, by designation of Lindsey (1921), Bull. Labs. Nat. Hist. St. Univ. Iowa 9(4): 55.


Timochares ruptifasciata (Plötz, 1884)

Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 37: 27, no. 33; cited unpublished pl. 1018.

Original Combination: [Antigonus] Ruptifasciata

Type Locality: “Süd-Amerika”

Types: Type(s) may be in ZSMC or lost.

Species-genus gender conformation is ruptifasciatus.

            =    obscurior Draudt, 1923

In: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(324): 907; (329): pl. 176i, fig. [7] ♂ D.

Original Combination: [Timochares trifasciata] form obscurior

Type Locality: Not precisely stated; lectotype from “Honduras: San Pedro Sula.”

Types: Lectotype (#L 4052) in SMF, designated by Mielke and Schroeder (1994), Senckenberg. biol. 73(1/2): 139, fig. 10 ♂ genitalia.

Austin and A. Warren (2002), Dugesiana 9(2): 26, determined this synonymy.



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