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Erora laeta (W. H. Edwards, 1862)
(Early Hairstreak)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Erora Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 53. Type-species: Thecla laeta W. H. Edwards, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 14(1/2): 54, 55-56, no. 3, by original designation.

=    Androcona K. Johnson, Eisele & MacPherson, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (39): 7. Type-species: Thecla muridosca Dyar, 1918, Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 54(2239): 337, by original designation.

=    Sarracenota K. Johnson, Eisele & MacPherson, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (39): 9. Type-species: Thecla opisena H. H. Druce, 1912, Entomol. Mon. Mag. 48(577): 131, pl 10, fig. 3, by original designation.

=    Necmitoura K. Johnson, Eisele & MacPherson, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (39): 10. Type-species: Necmitoura marcusa K. Johnson, Eisele & MacPherson, 1993, Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (39): 10, photoplate IX, fig. J (= Thecla senta Draudt, 1918, in: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(283): 783; synonym), by original designation.

 

Erora laeta (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 14(1/2): 54, 55-56, no. 3; figured by W. H. Edwards (1869), Butts. N. Am. [1](3): pl. Thecla 1, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (holotype); 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Thecla laeta

Type Locality: “near London” [Ontario]

Types: Holotype in CMNH; figured by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): fig. 25 ♂ D&V, and Klots and dos Passos [1982], J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 89(4): figs. 21 ♂ D, 22 ♂ V.

            =    clothilde (W. H. Edwards, 1863)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 2(1): 14, 15, no. 2.

Original Combination: Thecla Clothilde

Type Locality: “near Quebec”; suggested to be “probably at Cap Rouge” by Klots and dos Passos [1982], J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 89(4): 306.

Types: Type(s) lost or destroyed.

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