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Danaus eresimus montezuma Talbot, 1943
(Soldier)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

continental; S TX to Colombia (strays N)

Synonymy

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

 

Genus Danaus Kluk, 1780

Zwierz. Hist. Nat. Pocz. Gospod. 4: 83-86, no. 145. Type-species: Papilio plexippus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 471, no. 80, by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(845): 222. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 699.

 

Danaus eresimus (Cramer, 1777)

Uitl. Kapellen 2(13): 121-122, pl. 175, figs. G ♂ D, H ♂ V; (16): 148 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Dan[aus] Festiv[us]. Eresimus

Type Locality: “Surinamen” “Suriname”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Calhoun (1996), Holarct. Lepid. 3(1): 7-18, suggested that subspecies of D. erisimus are undefinable in the United States.

                   =    ‡asclepidia (Fabricius, 1938)

In: Bryk, Syst. Glossat.: 72, no. 9; cited Cramer (1777), Uitl. Kapellen 2(13): 121-122, pl. 175, figs. G, H.

Original Combination: E[uploea]. Asclepidea

Proposed as a replacement name for Papilio eresimus, based on a foodplant name; a junior objective synonym of eresimus.

 

Danaus eresimus montezuma Talbot, 1943

Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 93(1): 120.

Original Combination: [Danaus eresimus] montezuma

Type Locality: “Mexico: Misantla, Veragua” [Misantla, Veracruz]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    ares (d’Almeida, 1944)

Pap. avulsos Dept. Zool. Sec. Agr. (São Paulo) 4(3): 46-48, pl. 3, fig. 2 ♂ D (holotype).

Original Combination: [Anosia] eresimus ares

Type Locality: “Alto Amazonas” [Loreto Region, Peru]

Types: Holotype in UFPC.

‡”nephele” W. Forbes, [1944]

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 51(4): 299.

Original Combination: [Danaus eresimus] nephele

This name was mentioned in the text without a description; a nomen nudum.

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