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Eurema boisduvaliana (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865)
(Boisduval’s Yellow)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE AZ, SW NM, S TX (sporadic) to W Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica


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

Genus Eurema Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 96. Type-species: Papilio delia Cramer, 1780, Uitl. Kapellen 3(23): 144, pl. 273, fig. A; 3(24): 174 (index) (= Pieris daira Godart, 1819, in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(1): (109), 137, no. 59; homonym), by designation of Butler (1870), Cist. Entomol. 1(3): 35.

      =    ‡Heurema Agassiz, 1846

Nomencl. zool. (4to ed.)(12)(index univ.): 181. An unjustified emendation of Eurema Hübner, [1819].

=    Lucidia Lacordaire, 1833

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. [1]2: 387. Type-species: Papilio albula Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(3): 43, pl. 27, fig. E; (8): 151 (index), by monotypy.

=    Sphaenogona Butler, 1870

Cist. Entomol. 1(3): 35, no. 15; 44, no. 15. Type-species: Terias bogotana C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 5(3): 84, no. 41 (= Terias mexicana Boisduval, 1836, Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: 655, pl. 19 [=3C], fig. 1; subspecies), by designation of W. F. Kirby (1896), in: Allen, Nat. Libr. Lepid. 2: 230.


Eurema boisduvaliana (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865)

Reise Novara (2): 200, under no. 203.

Original Combination: T[erias]. Boisduvaliana

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Holotype should be in MNHP or BMNH.

Proposed for the ♂ of Terias mexicana Boisduval, 1836, Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: 655.

Lamas (2004d), Atl. Neotrop. Lepid. Chcklst. Part 4A: 106, treated boisduvaliana as a subspecies of Eurema arbela Geyer, 1832, in: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4: pl [111], figs. 615 ♀ D, 616 ♀ V [1826]; (text): 14, no. 321 (1832, name given). This possibility remains to be thoroughly investigated.

            =    ingrata (R. Felder, 1869)

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 19: 465, no. 1.

Original Combination: Terias ingrata

Type Locality: “Potrero” [Veracruz, Mexico]

Types: Syntypes in NMW and BMNH.

‡”rosa” Scott, 1986

Butts. N. Am.: 207, no. 57.

Original Combination: [Eurema boisduvaliana] winter form rosa

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.



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