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Emesis zela cleis (W. H. Edwards, 1882)
(Zela Emesis)

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S AZ, SW NM, NW Mexico

Synonymy

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

Genus Emesis [Fabricius], 1807

In: Illiger Mag. f. Insektenk. 6: 287, no. 38. Type-species: Hesperia ovidius Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 320, no. 212 (= Papilio cerea Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): errata; synonym), by designation of Westwood (1851), in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. 2(47): 421. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 232 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 660.

=    Polystichtis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (2): 18. Type-species: Papilio cerea Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): errata, by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 49.

=    Aphacitis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (2): 19. Type-species: Papilio dyndima Cramer, 1780, Uitl. Kapellen 3(23): 142, pl. 271, figs. G, H; (24): 174 (index) (= Papilio lucinda Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(1): 3, pl. 1, figs. E, F; (8): 153 (index); synonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 116, no. 99.

      =    ‡Tapina Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 81. Type-species: Hesperia ovidius Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 320 (= Papilio cereus Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): errata; synonym), as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Emesis [Fabricius], 1807, erroneously thought preoccupied; a junior objective synonym of Emesis.

=    Nimula Blanchard, 1840

In: Castelnau, Hist. Nat. Ins. 3: 465. Type-species: Papilio lucinda Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(1): 3, pl. 1, figs. E, F; (8): 153 (index), by original designation.

      =    ‡Polytichthis Agassiz, 1847

Nomencl. Zool. (4to ed.)(12)(index univ.): 304. An unjustified emendation of Polystichtis Hübner, [1819].

=    Nelone Boisduval, 1870

Consid. Lépid. Guat.: 23. Type-species: Papilio fatima Cramer, 1780, Uitl. Kapellen 3(23): 141, pl. 271, fig. A (only); (24): 174 (index) (= Papilio cerea Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): errata; synonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 225.

 

Emesis zela Butler, 1870

Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4)5(29): 364; figured by Butler (1871), Lepid. exot. (2): 40, pl. 14, fig. 1 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Emesis Zela

Type Locality: “Venezuela...Mexico”

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

 

Emesis zela cleis (W. H. Edwards, 1882)

Papilio 2(8): 137.

Original Combination: Lemonias Cleis

Type Locality: “Fort Grant and in Graham Mountains, Arizona” implied from the title of the paper. [Graham County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and Clench (1968), in: F. Brown, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 94(2): 134-135, fig. 8 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 28, fig. 19 ♂ D (lectotype), fig. 20 ♀ D (paralectotype).

The male “cotype” of Lemonias ares W. H. Edwards, 1882, is this species.

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