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Danaus gilippus thersippus (H. Bates, 1863)
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Larval Foodplants: Asclepias oenotheroides Cham. & Schlecht., Asclepias speciosa Torr.

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.

 

Subgenus Danaus Kluk, 1780

      =    ‡Danaida Latreille, 1804

Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. 24 (tab.): 185, no. 474, 199. Type-species: Papilio plexippus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 471, no. 80, by monotypy. A junior objective synonym of Danaus Kluk, 1780.

      =    ‡Danais Latreille, 1807

Mag. f. Insektenk. 6: 291-292, no. 3. Type-species: Papilio plexippus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 471, no. 80, by monotypy. A junior objective synonym of Danaus Kluk, 1780.

      =    ‡Danaus Latreille, 1809

Gen. Crust. Ins. 4: 201. Type-species: Papilio plexippus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 471, no. 80, by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 28. Preoccupied by and a junior objective synonym of Danaus Kluk, 1780.

      =    ‡Festivus Crotch, 1872

Cist. Entomol. 1(4): 62. Type-species: Papilio plexippus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 471, no. 80, by original designation. A junior objective synonym of Danaus Kluk, 1780.

=    Diogas d'Almeida, 1938

O Campo 9(102): 41. Type-species: Papilio erippus Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(1): 4-5, pl. 3, figs. A, B; (8): 152 (index), by original designation.

 

Danaus gilippus (Cramer, 1775)

Uitl. Kapellen 1(3): 41, pl. 26, figs. E ♀ D, F ♀ V; (8): 153 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Dan[aus] festiv[us]. Gilippus

Type Locality: “Rio de Janeyro...Brazil” “Rio Janéiro...Côte du Brasil”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

d’Almeida (1944), Pap. avulsos Dept. Zool. Sec. Agr. (São Paulo) 4(3): 62, designated a “neotype,” figured in (1939), Mems. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz 34: pl. 17, fig. 3. This designation is not in accordance with Code Articles 75.2 and 75.3.

                   =    ‡vincedoxici (Hübner, 1816)

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (1): 16, no. 87.

Original Combination: Anosia Vincedoxici

Proposed as a replacement name for Papilio gilippus, erroneously thought preoccupied; a junior objective synonym of gillipus.

            =    vincetoxici (Hübner, [1816])

Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [23], figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Limnas ferruginea Vincetoxici

Type Locality: Not stated; defined as “Brasilien” by Hemming (1937), Hübner 2: 97 (manuscript #21).

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    manuja (Escholtz, 1821)

In: Kotzebue, Endeck. Reise Süd-See 3 (appendix 5): 209, no. 13, pl. [7], figs. 13a ♂ D, 13b ♂ V.

Original Combination: Idea Manuja

Type Locality: “Aus Brasilien”

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

                   =    ‡vincetoxici (Fabricius, 1938)

In: Bryk, Syst. Glossat.: 72, no. 11; cited Fabricius (1793), Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 52, no. 159, and J. E. Smith (1797), in: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: pl. 7.

Original Combination: E[uploea]. Vincetoxici

Proposed as a replacement name for Papilio gilippus, based on a foodplant name; preoccupied by Limnas vincetoxici (Hübner, [1816]), and a junior objective synonym of gilippus.

 

Danaus gilippus thersippus (H. Bates, 1863)

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1863(2): 243, no. 10.

Original Combination: Danais Thersippus

Type Locality: “Isthmus of Panama, in the low forest-country situated about ten miles from the railway terminus on the Gulf of Mexico”; holotype labeled “Lion Hill, Panama.”

Types: Holotype (#6453) in BMNH.

                   =    strigosus (H. Bates, 1864)

Entomol. Mon. Mag. 1(2): 32-33, no. 14.

Original Combination: Danais Strigosa

Type Locality: “Guatemala...in the interior valleys and on the Pacific Coast”

Types: Syntypes (#6446-#6452) in BMNH.

                   =    esperanza Hoffmann, 1924

Rev. Méx. Biol. 4(3): 69, fig. 1 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Danais berenice var. Esperanza

Type Locality: “las montañas del Estado de Veracruz, que se encuentra en alturas de 1,400-1,500 metros...(cerro de San Nicolás, cerca de orizaba, Veracruz)”

Types: Holotype (#6,520) in AMNH.

This taxon seems to represent an individual form, but this is not expressly stated in the text.

                         =    ‡”kerri” (J. A. Comstock, 1925)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 24(1): 3 (1925); 25(3): pl. 17, fig. 6 ♂ D (1926); figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 17, fig. 6 ♂ D..

Original Combination: Danais berenice aberration kerri

Type Locality: “Blythe, California” [Riverside County]

Types: “Holotype” in LACM

                         =    ‡”gilippina” (Hoffmann, 1940)

An. Inst. Biol. Univ. Méx. 11(1): 277-278, fig. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♂ V (holotype).

Original Combination: Anosia berenice forma gilippina

Type Locality: “secas y calientes del Occidentale de México”

Types: “Syntypes” in AMNH.

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