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Eurema m. mexicana (Boisduval, 1836)
(Mexican Yellow)

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SW USA (strays widely N) to Panama


(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 mexicana (Boisduval, 1836)


Eurema mexicana mexicana (Boisduval, 1836)

Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: 655, no. 3, pl. 19 [= 3C], fig. 1 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Terias Mexicana

Type Locality: “Mexique”

Types: Type(s) should be in MNHP or BMNH.

Boisduval described mexicana from a mixed series; the name was restricted to Boisduval’s ♀ by C. Felder and R. Felder (1865), Reise Novara (2): 200.

                   =    damaris (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865)

Reise Novara (2): 198, no. 200.

Original Combination: Terias Damaris

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    depuiseti (Boisduval, 1870)

Consid. Lépid. Guat.: 11-12.

Original Combination: Terias Depuiseti

Type Locality: “Honduras...Mexique”

Types: Syntype in USNM.

                   =    biedermanni (Ehrmann, 1925)

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 20(2): 84.

Original Combination: Eurema biedermanni

Type Locality: “Palmerlee, Arizona” [Cochise County]

Types: Holotype in CMNH; figured by Holland (1927), Ann. Carnegie Mus. 17(2): pl. 25, fig. 6 ♀ D.

                         =    ‡”recta” Klots, 1929

Entomol. Am. (n.s.) 9(3): 135, pl. 3, fig. 61 ♂ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Eurema mexicana ab. recta

Type Locality: “Texas”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

                         =    ‡”rosa” Whittaker & D. Stallings, 1944

Entomol. News 55(4): 87.

Original Combination: Eurema mexicana f. heim. rosa

Type Locality: “Caldwell, Kansas” [Sumner County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.



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