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Chiomara mithrax (Möschler, 1879)
(Mithrax Duskywing)

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S AZ (rare stray) W & E Mexico to Argentina, Cuba


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

Genus Chiomara Godman & Salvin, 1899

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(147): 453. Type-species: Achlyodes mithrax Möschler, 1879, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 28: 225, no. 34, by original designation.


Chiomara mithrax (Möschler, 1879)

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 28: 225, no. 34.

Original Combination: Achlyodes mithrax

Type Locality: “Colombien”

Types: Type(s) probably in NMW.

Recorded from Arizona by Opler and A. Warren (2002), Sci. Names List Butts. N. A.: 8.

            =    noctula (Plötz, 1884)

Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 37: 15, no. 12; cited unpublished pl. 965.

Original Combination: [Achlyodes] Noctula

Type Locality: “Parà” [Brazil]

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

            =    gundlachi Skinner & Ramsden, 1924

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 75: 314.

Original Combination: Cycloglypha gundlachi

Type Locality: “Guantanamo, Cuba”

Types: Holotype (#7083) in ANSP.

‡”selma” (W. F. Kirby, 1879)

Cat. Coll. Diurn. Lepid. Hewitson: 243.

Original Combination: Nisoniades Selma

Type Locality: “Cayenne, Amazon, Venezuela, Rio...Bolivia...Nicaragua...Minas Geraes...Calabar...Delagoa Bay...Ega”

This name was mentioned without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.



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