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Cercyonis pegala (Fabricius, 1775) (Coahuila, Low Elevation)
(Common 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 pegala (Fabricius, 1775)

Syst. Entomol.: 494, no. 223.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. N[ymphalis]. G[emmata]. Pegala

Type Locality: “America”; defined as “vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina” by F. Brown [1966], J. Res. Lepid. 4(2): 134-135.

Types: Lectotype in HMUG, designated by F. Brown [1966], J. Res. Lepid. 4(2): 134-135, fig. 1 left ♂ D&V.

=    maritima (W. H. Edwards, 1880)

Can. Entomol. 12(2): 23; figured by W. H. Edwards (1882), Butts. N. Am. 2(10): pl. Satyrus 1, figs. 6 ♂ D.

Original Combination: [Satyrus Alope] variety Maritima (but under Satyrus Nephele)

Type Locality: “Martha's Vineyard”; further defined as “Oak Bluffs” by F. Brown (1964), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 90(4): 374. [Dukes County, Massachusetts]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1964), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 90(4): 376, fig. 18 ♂ D&V.

=    abbotti F. Brown, 1969

Entomol. News 80(7): 194-195, fig. 1 ♂ D&V (holotype), 2 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Cercyonis pegala abbotti

Type Locality: “Chipley/Florida” [Washington County]

Types: Holotype (#8992) in CMNH.

Sourakov (1995), Holarct. Lepid. 2(1): 8, determined this synonymy.


Contreras-Balderas, Armando J., Andrew D. Warren. 2006. Cercyonis pegala texana (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae): New Record from the State of Coahuila, Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 51:4, 552-553. (127 kilobyte download size)

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