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Chlosyne rosita browni Bauer, 1961
(Rosita Checkerspot)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

S TX (as stray), E Mexico

Larval foodplants: Acanthaceae: Dicliptera brachiata (Pursh) Spreng., Dicliptera sexangularis (L.) Juss.

Synonymy

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

Genus Chlosyne Butler, 1870

Cist. Entomol. 1(3): 38, no. 37. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist., 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Synchloe E. Doubleday, 1844, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8). The synonymy for this genus follows Wahlberg and Zimmerman (2000), Cladistics 16(4): 347-363.

      =    ‡Morpheis Geyer, [1833]

In: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4. Type-species: Morpheis ehrenbergii Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett., 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Morpheis Hübner, [1820], Verz. bekannt. Schmett., 13: 196.

      =    ‡Synchloe E. Doubleday, [1845]

List Spec. Lepid. Brit. Mus. 1: 76. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist. 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 141, no. 253. Preoccupied by Synchloe Hübner, 1818, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 26.

      =    ‡Coatlantona W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 178. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist. 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Synchloe E. Doubleday, 1844, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8). A junior objective synonym of Chlosyne Butler, 1870.

=    Anemeca W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 179. Type-species: Morpheis ehrenbergii Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Morpheis Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

=    Charidryas Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 47. Type-species: Melitaea nycteis E. Doubleday, 1847, in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(12): pl. 23, fig. 3; (21): 181, no. 23 (1848), by original designation.

      =    ‡Limnaecia Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 47. Type-species: Melitaea harrisii Scudder, 1863, Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 167-168, no. 36, by original designation. Preoccupied by Limnaecia Stainton, 1851, Suppl. Cat. Brit. Pteroph.: 4.

=    Thessalia Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 238, 265, no. 49. Type-species: Melitaea leanira C. Felder & R. Felder, 1860, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 4(4): 106, no. 64, by original designation.

 

Chlosyne rosita A. Hall, 1924

Entomol. 57(738): 241, no. 1, figs. 2 ♂ D, 3 ♂ V, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Chlosyne rosita

Type Locality: “Western Guatemala, Moran, 3700 ft....Palin, 3500 ft....Escuintla, 2000 ft.”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

 

Chlosyne rosita browni Bauer, 1960

J. Lepid. Soc. 14(2): 150-151, figs. 1a, 1b ♀ D&V, 2a, 2b ♂ D&V (holotype).

Original Combination: Chlosyne rosita browni

Type Locality: “El Salto, 1,600 feet elevation, San Luis Potosi, Mexico”

Types: Holotype in PMNH.

Bibliography

Bauer, David L. 1961. Descriptions of two new Chlosyne (Nymphalidae) from Mexico, with a discussion of related forms. Journal of the Lepidopterists= Society 14(2): 148-154, 5 figs. {1960, 31 Mar 1961} [description of Chlosyne rosita browni

Bauer, David L. 1975. Tribe Melitaeini. Pp. 139-195, in: W. H. Howe (ed.) The butterflies of North America. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Co.: xiii + 633 pp.; 97 pls., 32 tf. {[7 Nov] 1975} 

Forbes, William Trowbridge Merrifield. 1928. A key to the forms of the genus Chlosyne. (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 21(1): 98-100. {Mar [18 Apr] 1928} 

Hall, Arthur. 1924. Descriptions of two new forms of Chlosyne (Lep. Nymphalidae). Entomologist 57(11)[738]: 241-242, 4 figs. {Nov 1924} [description of Chlosyne rosita

Higgins, Lionel George. 1960. A revision of the melitaeine genus Chlosyne and allied species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Transactions of the royal entomological Society of London 112(14): 381-467, 134 figs. {31 Dec 1960} 

Kendall, Roy O=Neal. 1972. Three butterfly species (Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae, Heliconiidae) new to Texas and the United States. Journal of the Lepidopterists= Society 26(1): 49-56, 8 figs. {21 Mar 1972} 

McGuire, William W. and Michael A. Rickard. 1974. An annotated checklist of the butterflies of Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and vicinity. Mission, Texas; Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park: 22 pp. {1974} 

Maza, Roberto F. de la. 1987. Mariposas Mexicanas. Guía para su colecta y determinación. México; Fondo de Cultura Económica: 304 pp., 67 pls., 58 figs. {Oct 1987} [Ed. 2 1991]

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