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Ganyra howarthi (Dixey, 1915)
(Howarth's White)

Pinned Specimens
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Pinned Specimens
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S AZ (as stray), NW Mexico (SIN, SON, BC, BCS)


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

Genus Ganyra Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billberg: 76. Type-species: Papilio amaryllis Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 189-190, no. 586 (= Pieris josephina Godart, 1819, Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(1): (115), 158, no. 136; homonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 178, no. 466.


Ganyra howarthi (Dixey, 1915)

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1915(1)(1): 12-15, no. 6, pl. 2, figs. 7 ♂ D, 8 ♂ V, 9 ♀ D, 10 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Pieris howarthi

Type Locality: “sea-level, at Tembabichi Bay, Lower California, Lat. 26o5 N” [Baja California Sur, Mexico]

Types: Syntypes in UMO.

Bailowitz (1988), J. Res. Lepid. 26(1-4): 73-81, detailed the species-level status of this taxon.

            =    kuschei (Schaus, 1920)

Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 57(2307): 109-110.

Original Combination: Pieris kuschei

Type Locality: “Mazatlan, Mexico”; suggested to be “San Miguel, nr. Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico” by Bailowitz (1988), J. Res. Lepid. 26: 73-81.

Types: Syntypes (#22398) in USNM; one figured by Abadjiev (2005), Zootaxa 1022, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V, 6 labels.

Beutelspacher (1986), An. Inst. Biol., Univ. Nac. Autón. Méx., ser. Zool. 57(2): 313, 314-315, figs. 21 ♂ D, 22 ♀ D, 27 ♂ V, 28 ♀ V, 29 ♂ genitalia, detailed this taxon.



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