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Asterocampa c. celtis (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1835])
(Hackberry Emperor)

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E North America (not including SE USA coastal plain)


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

Genus Asterocampa Röber, 1916

In: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(241): 549. Type-species: Apatura celtis Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (19) pl. 57, figs. 1-4; (24): 210-211, by designation of D. Bates (1926), Entomol. News 37(5): 154.


Asterocampa celtis (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1835])


Asterocampa celtis celtis (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1835])

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (19): pl. 57, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 larva, 4 pupa [1835], (24): 210-211 [1837].

Original Combination: Apatura Celtis

Type Locality: “Gêorgie”; suggested to be “Screven County, Georgia” by Scudder (1872), Can. Entomol. 4(4): 84; defined as “around Savannah” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 187; neotype from “Savannah River, Burke County, Georgia.”

Types: Described, at least in part, from a John Abbot drawing. The specimens upon which this drawing was based are probably lost. Neotype in CMNH, designated by Gatrelle (1999), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(5): 5, figs. 2 top ♂ D, 4 top ♂ V.

                         =    ‡lycaon (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 228, no. 714; cited Jones’ Icones 4, pl. 17, fig. 1.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. S[atyri]. Lycaon

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Preoccupied by Papilio lycaon Kühn, 1774, Kurz. Anl. Ins.: 21.

                   =    alicia (W. H. Edwards, 1868)

Butts. N. Am. [1](2): [135-136], pl. Apatura 1, figs. 1 ♂ V, 2 ♂ D, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Apatura Alicia

Type Locality: “New the vicinity” [Louisiana]

Types: Types lost.

                         =    ‡”alb” (Strecker, 1878)

Butts. & Moths N. Am., Comp. Syn. Cat.: 145, no. 293a; cited W. H. Edwards (1875), Butts. N. Am. 2(3): pl. Apatura 1, figs. 4 ♀ V, 5 ♀ D.

Original Combination: [Apatura Celtis] ab. a. ♂♀ Alb.

Type Locality: Not stated; “Coalburgh, West Virginia” implied from Edwards’ figures. [Kanawha County]

Types: “Types” are the specimens figured in W. H. Edwards, possibly in CMNH.

                         =    ‡”inornata” (Wolcott, 1916)

Entomol. News 27(3): 98-99, pl. 4, fig. 6 ♂ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Chlorippe celtis n. aberr. inornata

Type Locality: “near Ashland, Nebraska” [Saunders County]

Types: “Holotype” may be in UNL or OSU.



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