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Calpodes ethlius (Stoll, 1782)
(Brazilian Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE USA (strays far N), E & W Mexico to Argentina, West Indies


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

Genus Calpodes Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 107. Type-species: Papilio ethlius Stoll, 1782, Uitl. Kapellen 4(33): 212, pl. 392, figs. A, B; (34): 249 (index), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 82.


160.      Calpodes ethlius (Stoll, 1782)

Uitl. Kapellen 4(33): 212, pl. 392, figs. A ♂ D, B ♂ V; (34): 249 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Pleb[ejus]. Urbicol[a]. Ethlius

Type Locality: “Surinamen” “Suriname”

Types: Type(s) probably lost (Raye de Breukelewaert collection, in RMNH?).

            =    chemnis (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 331, no. 257; cited Jones’ Icones 6: pl. 86, fig. 2; figured by Donovan (1802), Epit. Ins. India: pl. [49], fig. 1 (a copy from Jones’ Icones).

Original Combination: H[esperia]. U[rbicola]. Chemnis

Type Locality: “Indiis”; suggested to be “Jamaica” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 50.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    olynthus (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837])

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (25): pl. 75, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Eudamus ? Olynthus

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 (USNM and/or BMNH).



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