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Hesperopsis gracielae (MacNeill, 1970)
(MacNeill's Sootywing)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

lower Colorado River drainage, Wa Co., UT to SON + Baja


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

  Genus Hesperopsis Dyar, 1905

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 13(3): 118. Type-species: Thanaos alpheus W. H. Edwards, 1876, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 206, by original designation. Stanford (1981), in: Ferris and F. Brown, Butts. Rocky Mtn. States: 87, detailed the genus-level status of this taxon.


Hesperopsis gracielae (MacNeill, 1970)

Entomol. News 81(7): 177-179, figs. 1 top row ♂&♀ D, 2nd row ♂&♀ D (spring), 2 top row ♂&♀ V, 2nd row ♂&♀ V (fall) (including holotype?), 5 ♂ head, 6 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Pholisora gracielae

Type Locality: “California, San Bernardino Co., Bennett Wash, vicinity Parker Dam”

Types: Holotype in CAS.

Scott (1981), Papilio (n.s.) 1: 8, and (1986), Butts. N. Am.: 500, considered this taxon to be conspecific with alpheus.



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