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Agathymus aryxna (Dyar, 1905)
(Arizona Giant-Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

SE AZ, SW NM, NE SON

Synonymy

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

Genus Agathymus H. Freeman, 1959

Lepid. News 12(3/4): 82-83. Type-species: Megathymus neumoegeni W. H. Edwards, 1882, Papilio 2(2): 27-28, by original designation.

 

Agathymus aryxna (Dyar, 1905)

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 13(3): 141.

Original Combination: M[egathymus]. aryxna

Type Locality: Not specifically stated, cited Megathymus neumoegeni (sensu H. Druce (1897), Biol. centr.-amer. Lepid. Het. 3(133): pl. 69, figs. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♀ D, from “Mexico...Northern Sonora”); defined as “SE of Nogales, Sonora” by Barnes and McDunnough (1912), Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 1(3): 23; further defined as “western slopes of the Patagonia Mtns., S. E. of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico” by H. Freeman (1963), J. Res. Lepid. 2(2): 139.

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by I.C.Z.N. Opinion 483; restricted to fig. 4 ♀ D in H. Druce (1897), Biol. centr.-amer. Lepid. Het. 3(133): pl. 69; also figured by Stallings and Turner (1954), Lepid. News 8(3/4): pl. 3, 3rd row ♂ D&V. The same specimen was designated lectotype by Skinner and R. Williams (1924), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 50(3): 205. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 483 placed this name on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology as name no. 1358.

            =    drucei (Skinner, 1911)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 37(3): 207; cited Megathymus neumoegeni (sensu H. Druce (1897), Biol. centr.-amer. Lepid. Het. 3(133): pl. 69, fig. 3 ♂ D).

Original Combination: [Megathymus]. drucei

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by I.C.Z.N. Opinion 483; figured by Stallings and Turner (1954), Lepid. News 8(3-4): pl. 3, 2nd row ♂ D&V (as holotype), 4th row ♂ genitalia.

Bibliography

Bell, E. L. & C. F. dos Passos. 1954. The Lectotype of Megathymus aryxna Dyar (Lepidoptera, Megathymidae). American Museum Novitates 1700:1-5. http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/bitstream/2246/2431/1/N1700.pdf

dos Passos, C. F. & E. L. Bell. 1955. Request for a ruling as to the specimen to be accepted as the Lectotype of “Megathymus aryxna” Dyar, 1905 (Class Insecta, Order Lepidoptera). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 11(9):289-294.

Evans, W. H. 1955. Support for the dos Passos/Bell proposal relating to the name “Megathymus aryxna” Dyar, 1905. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 11(9):294.

International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature. 1957. Opinion 483. Determination of the specimen to be accepted as the lectotype of the nominal species Megathymus aryxna Dyar, 1905 (Class Insecta, Order Lepidoptera) and matters incidental thereto. Opinions and Declarations rendered by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 17(5):41-72.

Sabrosky, C. W. 1958. On the question of a lectotype for Megathymus aryxna Dyar. Lepidopterists’ News 11(1-3):29-34.

Stallings, D. B. & J. R. Turner. 1955. On the question of the Lectotype of “Megathymus aryxna” Dyar, 1905. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 11(9):295-296.

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