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Chlorostrymon s. simaethis (Drury, 1773)
(Silver-banded Hairstreak)

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

Genus Chlorostrymon Clench, 1961

In: P. Ehrlich and A. Ehrlich, How Know Butts.: 179, 189. Type-species: Thecla telea Hewitson, 1868, Descr. new Spec. Lycaenidae: 4-5, no. 10, by original designation.


Chlorostrymon simaethis (Drury, 1773)


Chlorostrymon simaethis simaethis (Drury, 1773)

Illustr. Nat. Hist. 1: 3: pl. 1, fig. 3 ♂ D, 3a ♂ V (1770); 2: index (1773, name given).

Original Combination: Papilio Simaethis

Type Locality: “St. Christopher's” [St. Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis]

Types: Type(s) lost.

‡lycus Skinner, 1898

Syn. Cat. N. Am. Rhop.: 48, no. 287.

Original Combination: [Thecla] Lycus “Hübner”

This name was listed as a synonym of simaethis without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.



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