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Electrostrymon a. angelia (Hewitson, 1874)
(Fulvous Hairstreak)

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

Genus Electrostrymon Clench, 1961

In: P. Ehrlich and A. Ehrlich, How Know Butts.: 185, 218. Type-species: Papilio endymion Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 519, no. 324, by original designation.

=    Angulopis K. Johnson, 1992

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (21): 41-42, figs. 79, 80C, 80D. Type-species: Thecla autoclea Hewitson, 1877, Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 1(7): 194; 2(7): pl. 77, figs. 616, 617 (= Polyommatus hugon Godart, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (602), 640, no. 84; synonym), by original designation.

=    Rubroserrata K. Johnson & Kroenlein, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) 34: 19-20, pl. VI, 2, fig. 1; type-species: Thecla mathewi Hewitson, 1874, Entomol. mon. Mag. 11(124): 106, by original designation.


Electrostrymon angelia (Hewitson, 1874)


Electrostrymon angelia angelia (Hewitson, 1874)

Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 1: 162, pl. 63, figs. 439 ♂ D, 440 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Thecla Angelia

Type Locality: “Cuba and Jamaica”; lectoype from “Cuba.”

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by W. Comstock and Huntington (1943), Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 45(2): 68.

Recorded from the United States (Key West, Florida) for the first time by Anderson (1974), J. Lepid. Soc. 28(4): 354, fig. 1, and now widely established in southern Florida.



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