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Agathymus neumoegeni chisosensis (H. Freeman, 1952)
(Neumoegen’s Giant-Skipper)

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Chisos Mts., S Brewster Co., TX

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 neumoegeni (W. H. Edwards, 1882)

Papilio 2(2): 27-28.

Original Combination: Megathymus Neumoegeni

Type Locality: “southern Arizona”; defined as “About ten miles from Prescott, Ariz.” by Ottolengui (1895), Entomol. News 6(7): 218, and “Prescott, Arizona” by Stallings and Turner (1954), Lepid. News 8(3/4): 79; corrected to “approx. 9 mi S. Prescott, Ariz.” by H. Freeman (1963), J. Res. Lepid. 2(2): 139; stated as “Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1987), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 113(1): 63-64.

Types: Lectotype (#3368) in USNM, designated by Stallings and Turner (1954), Lepid. News 8(3/4): 79, pl. 2, top row ♂ D&V; figured by F. Brown and L. Miller (1987), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 113(1): fig. 26 ♂ D&V.

I.C.Z.N. Opinion 483 placed this name on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology as name no. 1386.

 

Agathymus neumoegeni chisosensis (H. Freeman, 1952)

Am. Mus. Novit. (1593): 1-3, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (holotype), 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V, 8 ♂ genitalia, 13 ♀ genitalia.

Original Combination: Megathymus chisosensis

Type Locality: “Chisos Basin, Chisos Mountains, Texas”; defined as “Chisos Mountains, el. 5400 ft., Brewster Co., Texas” by H. Freeman (1969), J. Lepid. Soc. 23(suppl. 1): 37.

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

The chromosome numbers for various members of this complex are discordant. H. Freeman (1969), J. Lepid. Soc. 23(suppl. 1): 36-38, recorded a chromosome number of 10 for florenceae and mcalpinei, and 18 for chisosensis. Ferris (1989), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (3): 13, cited this as justification for considering chisosensis a distinct species. The species-level status of chisosensis needs further investigation.

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