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Copaeodes aurantiaca (Hewitson, 1868)
(Orange Skipperling)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

S CA & NV to E TX (strays N), S to Guatemala

Synonymy

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

  Genus Copaeodes Speyer, 1877

In: W. H. Edwards, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 6(1): 49, 64. Type-species: Heteropterus procris W. H. Edwards (1871), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 215 (= Ancyloxipha [sic!] aurantiaca Hewitson, 1868, Descr. one hundred new spec. Hesp. (2): 45; synonym), by designation of W. F. Kirby [1879], Zool. Rec. 14(1877)(Ins.): 139.

 

Copaeodes aurantiaca (Hewitson, 1868)

Descr. one hundred new spec. Hesp. (2): 45, no. 1.

Original Combination: Ancyloxipha [sic!] aurantiaca

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Species-genus gender conformation is aurantiacus.

            =    waco (W. H. Edwards, 1868)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(2): 122.

Original Combination: Hesperia Waco

Type Locality: “Texas”; neotype from “Dallas, Texas.” [Dallas County]

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(2): 271, fig. 7 ♂ D&V.

            =    simplex (R. Felder, 1869)

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 19: 476, no. 31.

Original Combination: Ancyloxypha simplex

Type Locality: “Cordoba, Potrero” [Veracruz, Mexico]

Types: Holotype in NMW.

            =    procris (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 205, 215, no. 19.

Original Combination: Heteropterus Procris

Type Locality: “near Waco, Texas” [McLennan County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(2): 274, fig. 9 ♂ D&V.

The type series included both C. aurantiaca and C. minima. F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), ibid., selected a specimen of the former as lectotype.

            =    macra (Plötz, 1884)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 45: 284, no. 2; cited unpublished pl. 1500 (nachtrag).

Original Combination: [Thymelicus] Macra

Type Locality: “Nord-Amerika”

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

            =    candida W. G. Wright, 1890

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (2)3(4): 34; figured by W. G. Wright (1905), Butts. W. Coast: pl. 30, figs. 411 ♀ [not ♂] D, 411b ♂ [not ♀] D, 411c ♂ V.

Original Combination: Copaeodes candida

Type Locality: “cañons in the foothills of southwestern California”

Types: Lectotype (#3227) in CAS, designated by Tilden (1975), Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. (118): 38.

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