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Euphyes pilatka klotsi L. Miller, Harvey & J. Miller, 1985
(Palatka Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

lower Florida Keys


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

Genus Euphyes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 80. Type-species: Hesperia metacomet T. Harris, 1862, Ins. injur. Veget. (3rd ed.): 317 (= Hesperia vestris Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10: 317; subspecies), by original designation. Shuey (1989), J. Res. Lepid. 27(3/4): 160-172, discussed relationships between the various species and groups in this genus.


dion group Shuey, 1989

J. Res. Lepid. 27(3/4): 160.


Euphyes pilatka (W. H. Edwards, 1867)


Euphyes pilatka pilatka (W. H. Edwards, 1867)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(3): 286, 287, no. 3.

Original Combination: Hesperia Pilatka

Type Locality: “St. Augustine, Florida” [St. Johns County]

Types: Holotype in CMNH; figured by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): fig. 29 ♂ D&V.

The city of Palatka, Florida was spelled “Pilatka” until 1853. Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 80, spelled this name “palatka”, both in the text and in the reference to Edwards’ original description, representing an unjustified emendation.

                   =    floridensis (Plötz, 1883)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 44(4-6): 196, no. 401; cited unpublished pl. 616.

Original Combination: [Hesperia] Floridensis

Type Locality: “Florida”

Types: Holotype may be in ZSMC or lost.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 144, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.


Euphyes pilatka klotsi L. Miller, Harvey & J. Miller, 1985

Florida Entomol. 68(2): 325-327, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (holotype); 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V, 11 ♂ genitalia, 12-15 ♂ valvae, 19 ♀ genitalia.

Original Combination: Euphyes pilatka klotsi

Type Locality: “Florida: Monroe Co., Sugarloaf Key, T66S, R27E, Sec. 23”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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