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Dryadula phaetusa (Linnaeus, 1758)
(Banded Longwing)

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S TX (rare stray), E & S Mexico to Brazil

Synonymy

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


Genus Dryadula Michener, 1942

Am. Mus. Novit. (1197): 1, no. 6, 4, figs. 5 FW, 10 ♂ genitalia. Type-species: Papilio phaetusa Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 478, no. 123, by original designation.

 

Dryadula phaetusa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 478, no. 123; cited Rösel von Rosenhof (1761), Der monat. Insect.-Belustig. 4: pl. 2, fig. 1.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. N[ymphalis]. [Phaleratus] Phaetusa

Type Locality: “Indiis”

Types: Lectotype in UZIU (#1946), designated by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 361.

            =    stupenda (N. Riley, 1926)

Entomol. 59(760): 240.

Original Combination: [Colaenis phaetusa] stupenda

Riley adopted Colaenis phaetusa forma stupenda Stichel, [1908], to represent a subspecies-level taxon (for Central American populations), with the same data (Code Articles 10.2, 45.5.1); it was treated as a synonym of D. phaetusa by Lamas et al. (2004), Atl. Neotrop. Lepid. Chcklst. Part 4A: 265.

                   =    ‡”stupenda” (Stichel, [1908])

In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. 63: 13, no. 2α (nota 1).

Original Combination: C[olaenis]. phaetusa forma stupenda

Type Locality: “Panama (Bugaba)”

Types: “Holotype” (#533) in BMNH; figured by Ackery and Smiles (1976), Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 32(5): pl. 1, fig. 3 ♂ D&V.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

                   =    ‡”deleta” (Stichel, [1908])

In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. 63: 13, no. 2β (nota 2).

Original Combination: C[olaenis]. phaetusa forma deleta

Type Locality: “Paraguay”; holotype from “Paraguay, Nuev. Germania.”

Types: “Holotype” (#532) in BMNH; figured by Ackery and Smiles (1976), Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 32(5): pl. 1, fig. 4 ♂ D&V.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

                   =    ‡”lutulenta” (Stichel, [1908])

In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. 63: 13, no. 2γ.

Original Combination: C[olaenis]. phaetusa forma ♀ lutulenta

Type Locality: “Paraguay”; holotype from “Paraguay, Nuev. Germania.”

Types: “Holotype” (#532) in BMNH; figured by Ackery and Smiles (1976), Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. 32(5): pl. 1, fig. 5 ♀ D&V.

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