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Epargyreus z. zestos (Geyer, 1832)
(Zestos Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Florida, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands to St. Vincent


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

Genus Epargyreus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 105. Type-species: Papilio tityrus Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 532, no. 382 (= Papilio clarus Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(4): 66, pl. 41, figs. E, F; (8): 152 (index); homonym), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 70.

=    Eridamus Burmeister, 1875

Revue Mag. Zool. (3)3: 51-59. Type-species: Goniurus tmolis Burmeister, 1875, Rev. Mag. Zool. (3)3: 64, pl. 1, figs. 1 (larva), 8, 9 (portions of larva), by designation of Evans (1952), Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (2): 44.


Epargyreus zestos (Geyer, 1832)


Epargyreus zestos zestos (Geyer, 1832)

In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4: pl [106], figs. 615 ♀ D, 616 ♀ V (1826); (text): 9, no. 308 (1832, name given).

Original Combination: Proteides Zestos

Type Locality: “Surinam”, probably in error.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Hübner [1819], Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 103, listed Proteides zestos without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.

                   =    oberon (Worthington, 1881)

Papilio 1(8): 132-133.

Original Combination: Eudamus Oberon

Type Locality: “Marco Island, Florida” [Collier County]

Types: Syntype in USNM.

                   =    arsaces Mabille, 1903

In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. (17a): 24.

Original Combination: E[pargyreus]. arsaces

Type Locality: “Ile Saint-Thomas” [United States Virgin Islands]

Types: Type(s) in BMNH.



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