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Zizula cyna (W. H. Edwards, 1881)
(Cyna Blue)

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

  Genus Zizula Chapman, 1910

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1910(4): 483. Type-species: Lycaena gaika Trimen, 1862, Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (3)1(4): 403-404, by original designation.


Zizula cyna (W. H. Edwards, 1881)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 9(1): 3.

Original Combination: Lycaena Cyna

Type Locality: “San Antonio, Texas” [Bexar County]

Types: Holotype in CMNH, figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 68, fig. 1 ♀ D, and F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(3): fig. 3 ♀ D&V.

            =    tulliola (Godman & Salvin, 1887)

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(64): 108, no. 12; 3(66): pl. 58, figs. 28 ♂ D, 29 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Lycaena tulliola

Type Locality: “Mexico, Milpas, Ventanas...Cordova...Jalapa...Guatemala...San Gerónimo, Dueñas, Zapote”; figured specimen is from “San Gerónimo, Guatemala.”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

            =    mela (Strecker, 1900)

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (suppl. 3): 20.

Original Combination: Lycaena Mela

Type Locality: “Colorado...Bastrop, Tex...Chihuahua...Muso, Colombia, S. America”

Types: Syntypes in FMNH.



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