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Cercyonis meadii damei W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926
(Mead’s Wood-Nymph)

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


Genus Cercyonis Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 235, 241, no. 5. Type-species: Papilio alope Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 229, no. 715 (= Papilio pegala Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 494, no. 223; subspecies), by original designation.


Cercyonis meadii (W. H. Edwards, 1872)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 4(1/2): 61, 70, no. 10; figured by W. H. Edwards (1891), Butts. N. Am. 3(11): pl. Satyrus 2, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Erebia Meadii

Type Locality: “Bailey's Ranch, in the South Park, Colorado, about 45 miles from Denver” [Bailey, Park County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1964), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 90(4): 372, fig. 16 ♀ D&V.


Cercyonis meadii damei W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(3): 90, no. 113.1.

Original Combination: Cercyonis damei

Type Locality: “Grand Canyon, Arizona” [Coconino County]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

Scott (1982), J. Res. Lepid. 20(1): 62, considered this to be a probable hybrid between C. meadii and C. sthenele. This name predates mexicana and masoni.

                   =    mexicana R. Chermock, 1949

Can. Entomol. 80(6): 172.

Original Combination: Cercyonis meadii mexicana

Type Locality: “Chihuahua, Mexico”; defined as “head of the Rio Piedras Verdes, in Chihuahua, at an elevation of from 7,100 to 7,300 the Sierra Madre region” by Clench (1965), Entomol. News 76(6): 158, who quoted W. Holland (1900), Entomol. News 10(11): 332-333, from the description of Argynnis nitocris var. coerulescens.

Types: Holotype in CMNH.



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