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Calephelis virginiensis (Guérin-Méneville, [1832])
(Little Metalmark)

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E TX to FL, N to VA

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

Genus Calephelis Grote & Robinson, 1869

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(3): 310-311. Type-species: Erycina virginiensis G. Gray, 1832, in Griffith, Cuvier's Anim. Kingd. 15(2): pl. 58, figs. 1, 1a (= Erycinia virginiensis Guérin-Méneville, [1832], Icon. Règne Anim. Cuvier (Ins.) 2(18): pl. 81, figs. 1, 1a; 3: 489 [1844]), by designation of I.C.Z.N. Opinion 755; the same Opinion placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 1694.

      =    ‡Lephelisca W. Barnes & Lindsey, 1922

Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 15(1): 93. Type-species: Erycinia virginiensis Guérin-Méneville, [1831], Icon. Règne Anim. Cuvier (Ins.) 2(18): pl. 81, figs. 1, 1a; 3: 489 [1844], by original designation. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 755 placed this name on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Names in Zoology as name no. 1774.

 

Calephelis virginiensis (Guérin-Méneville, [1832])

Icon. Règne Anim. Cuvier (Ins.) 2(18): pl. 81, figs. 1 ♂ D, 1a ♂ V [1832]; 3: 489 [1844].

Original Combination: Erycinia Virginiensis

Type Locality: “l'Amerique du Nord”; “Virginia” implied from the formation of the name.

Types: Probably lost; the “type” in the BMNH figured by McAlpine (1971), J. Res. Lepid. 10(1): fig. 7, no. 1 ♂ D&V, is probably not a syntype.

I.C.Z.N. Opinion 755 placed this name on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology as name no. 2104. Authorship is often credited to G. Gray (1832), in: Griffith, Cuvier's Anim. Kingd. 15(2): pl. 58, figs. 1 ♂ D, 1a ♂ V, which is a subsequently published English edition of Guérin-Méneville [1832].

                   =    ‡pumila (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1835])

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (12): pl. 37, figs. 6 ♂ D, 7 ♂ V ; (14): 131.

Original Combination: Nymphidia Pumila

Type Locality: “Géorgie et la Floride”

Types: Types were the specimens upon which Émile Blanchard based his illustrations, probably from Boisduval’s collection, possibly in USNM or MNHP.

            =    louisiana W. Holland, 1929

Entomol. News 40(1): 20; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 76, figs. 9 ♂ D, 9a ♂ V (holotype).

Original Combination: Calephelis louisiana

Type Locality: “Opelousas, Louisiana” [Evangeline Parish]

Types: Holotype in CMNH.

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