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Dymasia d. dymas (W. H. Edwards, 1877)
(Tiny Checkerspot)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

Distribution
C TX to NE Mexico

Larval Foodplants 
Acanthaceae: Siphonoglossa pilosella (Nees) Torr.

Synonymy

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

Genus Dymasia Higgins, 1960

Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 112(14): 455-456. Type-species: Melitaea dymas W. H. Edwards, 1877, Can. Entomol. 9(6): 190-191, by original designation.

 

Dymasia dymas (W. H. Edwards, 1877)

 

Dymasia dymas dymas (W. H. Edwards, 1877)

Can. Entomol. 9(10): 190-191.

Original Combination: Melitaea dymas

Type Locality: “San Antonio, Texas” [Bexar County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by Higgins, 1969, Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 112(14): 457-458; figured by F. Brown, 1966, Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 92(3): 381, fig. 7 ♀ D&V.

                   =    larunda (Strecker, [1878])

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (14): 130.

Original Combination: Melitaea Larunda

Type Locality: Not stated; “vicinity of New Braunfels and San Antonio, Southwestern Texas” implied from introductory text. [Comal and Bexar counties]

Types: Syntypes in FMNH.

                   =    senrabii (W. Barnes, 1900)

Can. Entomol. 32(2): 42, 43.

Original Combination: Melitaea Senrabii

Type Locality: “Corpus Christi, Texas” [Nueces County]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

Bibliography

Barnes, William. 1900. New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera. Canadian Entomologist 32(2): 42-48. {Feb 1900} [description of Melitaea Senrabii

Brown, Frederick Martin. 1966. The types of the nymphalid butterflies described by William Henry Edwards--Part II, Melitaeinae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 92(3): 357-468, 34 figs. {Sep, 20 Oct 1966} 

Edwards, William Henry. 1877. Descriptions of new species of butterflies belonging to the N. American Fauna. Canadian Entomologist 9(10): 189-192. {[31] Oct 1877} [description of Melitaea dymas

Higgins, Lionel George. 1960. A revision of the melitaeine genus Chlosyne and allied species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 112(14): 381-467, 134 figs. {31 Dec 1960} 

Higgins, Lionel George. 1959. Four new melitaeine genera (Nymphalidae). Lepidopterists= News 12(5-6): 161-164, 5 figs. {1958, 30 Apr 1959} [description of Dymasia

Kendall, Roy O=Neal. 1964. Larval foodplants for twenty-six species of Rhopalocera (Papilionodiea) from Texas. Journal of the Lepidopterists= Society 18(3): 129-157. {2 Nov 1964} 

Maza, Roberto F. de la. 1987. Mariposas Mexicanas. Guía para su colecta y determinación. México; Fondo de Cultura Económica: 304 pp., 67 pls., 58 figs. {Oct 1987} [Ed. 2 1991] 

Seitz, Adalbert. 1913. 3. Gattung Melitaea. In: A. Seitz (Ed.), Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 5(182): 429-432; (187): 433-434; pl. 88 {1913} 

Strecker, Ferdinand Heinrich Herman. 1874. 14. New Lep. from the vicinity of New Braunfels and San Antonio, Texas. Pp. 130-132, in: Lepidoptera, rhopaloceres and heteroceres, indigenous and exotic; with descriptions and colored illustrations. Reading, Pennsylvania; Private. {Sep 1877, [18 Mar 1878]} [description of Melitaea Larunda]

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