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Atrytone arogos iowa (Scudder, 1868)
(Arogos Skipper)

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

Genus Atrytone Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 77. Type-species: Hesperia iowa Scudder, 1868, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 11: 401 (= Hesperia arogos Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (26): pl. 76, figs. 3-5; subspecies), by original designation.


Atrytone arogos (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837])

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (26): pl. 76, figs. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♂ V, 5 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Hesperia Arogos

Type Locality: Not stated (there is no text); “l’Amérique septentrionale” implied from the title of the book.

Types: Types were the specimens upon which Émile Blanchard based his illustrations, probably from Boisduval’s collection. Evans (1955), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 340, noted that the “type” is in the BMNH, but Calhoun (2004), J. Lepid. Soc. 58(3): 156, discussed the dubious nature of such Boisduval “types.”

=    mutius (Plötz, 1883)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 44(4-6): 199, no. 413; cited unpublished pl. 625.

Original Combination: [Hesperia] Mutius

Type Locality: “Georgia”

Types: Type(s) may be in ZSMC or lost.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 144, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.


Atrytone arogos iowa (Scudder, 1868)

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 11: 401.

Original Combination: Hesperia Iowa

Type Locality: “Iowa”; defined as “Denison and New Jefferson, Iowa” by Scudder [1870], Trans. Chicago Acad. Sci. 1(2): 330. [Denison, Crawford County; Jefferson, Greene County]

Types: Syntype (#15307) in MCZ.



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