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Hesperopsis libya joaquina J. Emmel, T. Emmel & Mattoon, 1998
(Mojave Sootywing)

Type Specimens photo collection:


Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S San Joaquin Valley, CA


(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 libya (Scudder, 1878)

Bull. U. S. Geol. Geogr. Surv. Terr. 4(1)(10): 258.

Original Combination: Heteropterus libya

Type Locality: “Beaver Dam”; determined to be “Littlefield, Mohave Co., Arizona: 1846', T40N R15W, 36o 53' N/113o 56' W” by F. Brown (1967), J. Lepid. Soc. 21(2): 134.

Types: Syntype (#16590) in MCZ.


Hesperopsis libya joaquina J. Emmel, T. Emmel & Mattoon, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (15): 202-203, figs. 5 ♂ D, 6 ♂ V (holotype); 7 ♀ D, 8 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Hesperopsis libya joaquina

Type Locality: “California: Kern County; McKittrick”

Types: Holotype in LACM.



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