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Aphrissa s. statira (Cramer, 1777)
(Statira Sulphur)

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S TX (strays N), E & W Mexico to Argentina, Lesser Antilles


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

Genus Aphrissa Butler, 1873

Lepid. Exot. (13): 155. Type-species: Papilio statira Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(10): 35, pl. 120, figs. C, D; (16): 150 (index), by original designation.


Aphrissa statira (Cramer, 1777)


Aphrissa statira statira (Cramer, 1777)

Uitl. Kapellen 2(10): 35, pl. 120, figs. C ♀ D, D ♀ V; 2(16): 150 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Dan[aus]. Cand[idus]. Statira

Type Locality: “Kust van Coromandel, en te Tránquebar” “Côte de Coromandel & à Tranquebar” in error; suggested to be “Surinam” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 87; “neotype” from “Pará.” [Brazil]

Types: Type(s) probably lost; d’Almeida (1945), Pap. avulsos Dept. Zool. Sec. Agr. (São Paulo) 6(21): 239, designated “neotypes”; Mielke and Casagrande (1985), Revta. bras. Entomol. 29(2): 328, fig. 4 ♂ D&V, designated one of these as the neotype (#1282) in UFPC. Neither of these designations are in accordance with Code Articles 75.2 and 75.3.

                   =    evadne (Godart, 1819)

In: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(1): (87), 98, no. 28; cited Papilio alcmeone Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(12): pl. 141, fig. E; (16): i47 (index), and Herbst (1792), in: Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins., Schmett. 5: pl. 104, fig. 3.

Original Combination: Colias Evadne

Type Locality: “Brésil”

Types: Type(s) probably at MNHP.

                   =    jada (Butler, 1870)

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1870(1): 11, no. 5; figured by Butler (1873), Lepid. Exot. (10): 144, pl. 51, figs. 7 ♂ D, 8 ♀ D, 9 ♂ V, 10 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Catopsilia Jada

Type Locality: “Guatemala (Central Valleys)”

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

                   =    inesa Anken & Silva, 1996

Facetta (12): 5, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2b ♂ V.

Original Combination: Aphrissa statira inesa

Type Locality: “Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Teresópolis”

Types: Holotype in Anken collection or ZSMC.

                         =    ‡”pseudomas” (Giacomelli, 1911)

An. Soc. Cient. Argent. 72(1): 21, no. 2.

Original Combination: [Catopsilia Statira] hembra forma pseudomas

Type Locality: “en el Saladillo á dos leguasde la Rioja, á 800 metros” [La Rioja, Argentina]

Types: “Syntype” in MACN.

                         =    ‡”stalba” F. Brown, 1931

Am. Mus. Novit. (454): 12.

Original Combination: Aphrissa statira jada female form stalba

Type Locality: “Truxillo district, Honduras”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

‡”alba” Scott, 1986

Butts. N. Am.: 203, no. 48.

Original Combination: [Phebis statira] form alba

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.

‡”naranja” Scott, 1981

Papilio (n.s.) 1: 3.

Original Combination: Phoebis statira female form naranja

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.



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