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Achalarus casica (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
(Desert Cloudywing)

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Larval Foodplants: Desmodium cinerascens Gray


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

Genus Achalarus Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 71. Type-species: Papilio lycidas J. E. Smith, 1797, in: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: 39, pl. 20, 4 figs. (= Proteides lyciades Geyer, 1832, in: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4: pl. [108], figs. 621, 622; 10, no. 311; preoccupied), by original designation.

=    Murgaria E. Watson, 1893

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1893(1): 19, 37. Type-species: Telegonus albociliatus Mabille, 1877, Petites Nouv. Entomol. 2(179): 162, no. 12, by original designation.


Achalarus casica (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23(12): 187, no. 17.

Original Combination: [Eudamus] casica

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) may be in ZMHB.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 135, determined this synonym through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.

            =    epigena (Butler, 1870)

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1870(4): 493; figured by Butler (1871), Lepid. Exot. (3): 65, pl. 25, fig. 6 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Eudamus Epigena; Myscelus Epigena, Herrich-Schäffer, in litt.

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

‡”orestes” W. H. Edwards, 1877

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 6(1): 58.

Original Combination: Thymele Orestes

Lintner intended to describe “Eudamus orestes” in 1867, but never did. Edwards listed it as a Lintner manuscript name. In this and all other listings the name “orestes” is a nomen nudum; see F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 602-603.



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