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Heliopetes l. laviana (Hewitson, 1868)
(Laviana White-Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S AZ and Baja California, C & S TX, most of Mexico to Venezuela


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

Genus Heliopetes Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 81. Type-species: Papilio niveus Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 33, pl. 22, fig. C; (8): 154 (index) (= Papilio arsalte Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 469, no. 67; synonym), by monotypy.

=    Leucoscirtes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 73. Type-species: Syrichtus ericetorum Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10: 313, no. 71, by original designation.


Heliopetes laviana (Hewitson, 1868)


Heliopetes laviana laviana (Hewitson, 1868)

Descr. one hundred new spec. Hesp. (2): 48-49, no. 8; figured by Hewitson (1875), Ill. exot. Butts. 5(95): pl. Leucochitonea II [58], figs. 15 D, 16 V.

Original Combination: Leucochitonea Laviana

Type Locality: “Nicaragua”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    pastor (R. Felder, 1869)

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 19: 476, no. 33.

Original Combination: Leucochitonea Pastor

Type Locality: “Lerma” [Mexico State, Mexico]; syntypes from “Lerma, Mexico, 1 male from Ypanema (S. Paulo, Brasilien)”

Types: Syntypes in NMW.

                   =    oceanus (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 205, 213-214, no. 16.

Original Combination: Syrichtus Oceanus

Type Locality: “Arizona”; suggested to be “vicinity of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 634.

Types: Holotype in CMNH, figured by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 634, fig. 18 ♂ D&V.

                   =    dividua Röber, 1925

Entomol. Mitt. 14(1): 99.

Original Combination: Heliopetes dividua

Type Locality: “Wes-Kolumbien (Rio Magdalena)”

Types: Holotype in MTD.



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