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Eumaeus atala (Poey, 1832)

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

Genus Eumaeus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (5): 67. Type-species: Rusticus minyas Hübner, [1809], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [97], figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, by monotypy.

=    Eumenia Godart, [1824]

In: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 826. Type-species: Eumenia toxea Godart, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 826, no. 1, by monotypy.

=    Eumaea Geyer, [1834]

In: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl. [18]. Type-species: Eumaea debora Geyer, [1834], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl. [18], figs. 1, 2, 3, 4 (= Eumenia childrenae G. Gray, 1832, Griffiths' Anim. Kingd. 15(2): 677, pl. 112, figs. 3, 3a, 3b; synonym), by monotypy.

      =    ‡ Epula Gistel, 1848

Naturgesch. Thierreichs höhe Sch.: ix. Type-species: Eumenia toxea Godart, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 826, no. 1, as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Eumenia Godart, [1824], erroneously thought preoccupied. A junior objective synonym of Eumenia.


Eumaeus atala (Poey, 1832)

Cent. Lépid. Cuba (1): [7-9], [no. 3], pl. [3], figs. [1] ♂ D, [2] ♂ V, [3] ♀ D.

Original Combination: Eumenia Atala

Type Locality: “Havane” [Cuba]

Types: Syntype (#7771) in ANSP.

            =    florida Röber, 1926

Entomol. Mitt. 15(5/6): 373; cited [Draudt] (1916), in: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(246): pl. 146b, figs. [1] ♂ V, [2] ♂ D.

Original Combination: [Eumaeus atala] [form] florida

Type Locality: “Florida”; suggested to be “Miami, Dade Co.” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 98. [Miami-Dade County]

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

This taxon has been thought by some (e.g., Calhoun (1997), Holarct. Lepid. 4(2): 45), to be only slightly distinct from E. a. atala, and was placed in synonymy by Smith et al. (1994), Butts. W. Ind. & Fla.: 107, and Robbins (2004), in: Lamas, Atl. Neotrop. Lepid. Chcklst. Part 4A: 118.

            =    grayi W. Comstock & Huntington, 1943

Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 45(2): 60.

Original Combination: Eumaeus atala grayi

Type Locality: “Florida...Miami” [Miami-Dade County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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