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Celotes nessus (W. H. Edwards, 1877)
(Common Streaky-Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

far SE CA, S AZ, NM, S OK, TX, N Mexico


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

Genus Celotes Godman & Salvin, 1899

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(147): 452. Type-species: Pholisora nessus W. H. Edwards, 1877, Can. Entomol. 9(6): 192, by monotypy.


Celotes nessus (W. H. Edwards, 1877)

Can. Entomol. 9(10): 192.

Original Combination: Pholisora nessus

Type Locality: “San Antonio, Texas” [Bexar County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 640, fig. 21♂ D&V.

            =    notabilis (Strecker, [1878])

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (14): 131.

Original Combination: Spilothyrus Notabilis

Type Locality: Not specifically stated; “vicinity of New Braunfels and San Antonio, Southwestern Texas” implied from the introductory text. [Comal and Bexar counties]

Types: Syntypes in FMNH.

            =    radiatus (Plötz, 1884)

Mitt. naturw. Ver. Neu-Vorpomm. 15: 23, no. 1, cited unpublished pl. 907.

Original Combination: [Carcharodus] Radiatus

Type Locality: “Texas”

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

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 147, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.



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