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Cymaenes t. tripunctus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865)
(Three-spotted Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S FL, Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, etc.


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

Genus Cymaenes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 82. Type-species: Cobalus tripunctus Herrich-Schäffer, 1865, Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 19(3/4): 53, no. 1, by original designation.

=    Megistias Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(160): 571. Type-species: Hesperia tripunctata Latreille, [1824], Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 752, no. 62[a], by original designation.


Cymaenes tripunctus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865)


Cymaenes tripunctus tripunctus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 19(3/4): 53, no. 1.

Original Combination: Cobalus tripunctus

Type Locality: “Cuba” implied from the title of the paper.

Types: Syntype (#7114) in ANSP.

                   =    jamaca (Schaus, 1902)

Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 24(1262): 452.

Original Combination: Megistias Jamaca

Type Locality: “Jamaica, British West Indies”

Types: Holotype (#6050) in USNM.

                         =    ‡”sinepunctis” (Avinoff & Shoumatoff, 1946)

Ann. Carnegie Mus. 30(16): 293, no. 113.

Original Combination: Lerodea tripuncta sinepunctis ab. nov.

Type Locality: “Cave River” [Clarendon Parish, St. Ann., Jamaica]

Types: “Holotype” in CMNH; figured by Mielke (1989), Revta. bras. Entomol. 33(2): figs. 7-11 ♂ genitalia, figs. 21, 22 ♂ D&V.



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