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Asterocampa idyja argus (H. Bates, 1864)
(Dusky Emperor)

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SE AZ (as vagrant), E & W Mexico to Costa Rica

Synonymy

(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 idyja (Geyer, [1828])

In: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl. [13], figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V; 3 ♀ D 4 ♀ V (“type”).

Original Combination: Doxocopa Idyja

Type Locality: “Cuba”

Types: Location of type(s) not known, presumed lost.

                   =    ‡herse (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 229, no. 718.

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

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) apparently lost.

Preoccupied by Papilio herse Hufnagel, 1766, Berlin Mag. 2: 84. Friedlander (1987), J. Res. Lepid. 25(4): 272, suggested that this name may best be considered a nomen dubium.

            =    padola (Fruhstorfer, 1912)

Entomol. Rdsch. 29(2): 14.

Original Combination: Doxocopa idyja padola

Type Locality: “Haiti”

Types: Holotype in ZMHB.

 

Asterocampa idyja argus (H. Bates, 1864)

Entomol. Mon. Mag. 1(6): 130-131, no. 60.

Original Combination: Apatura Argus

Type Locality: “Motagua Valley, Guatemala”; suggested to be “El Progresso” by Friedlander (1987), J. Res. Lepid. 25(4): 273.

Types: Holotype (#Rh9126) in BMNH.

                   =    armilla (Fruhstorfer, 1912)

Entomol. Rdsch. 29(2): 14.

Original Combination: [Doxocopa argus] forma armilla nova

Type Locality: Not stated; lectotype from “Honduras.”

Types: Lectotype in ZMHB, designated by Friedlander (1987), J. Res. Lepid. 25(4): 273.

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