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Historis a. acheronta (Fabricius, 1775)
(Tailed Cecropian)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

continental; S TX & AZ (as stray), E & W Mexico to Brazil

Synonymy

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

Genus Historis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 35. Type-species: Papilio odius Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 457, no. 60, by designation of W. Barnes and Benjamin (1926), Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(1): 16.

=    Coea Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 48. Type-species: Papilio acheronta Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 501-502, no. 249, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 144, no. 273.

=    Aganisthos Boisduval & Le Conte, [1835]

Hist. Lepid. Amér. sept. (22): 194. Type-species: Papilio orion Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 485, no. 185 (= Papilio odius Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 457, no. 60; homonym), by monotypy.

=    Megistanis E. Doubleday, [1845]

List Spec. Lepid. Brit. Mus. 1: 109. Type-species: Papilio cadmus Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 33, pl. 22, figs. A, B; (8): 152 (index) (= Papilio acheronta Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 501-502, no. 249; subspecies), by monotypy.

      =    ‡Megistanis Boisduval, 1870

Consid. Lépid. Guat.: 53. Type-species: Papilio pherecydes Stoll, 1780, Uitl. Kapellen 4(28): 80, pl. 330, figs. A, B; (34): 251 (index) (= Papilio acheronta Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 501-502, no. 249; synonym), by monotypy. Preoccupied by Megistanis E. Doubleday, [1845].

 

Historis acheronta (Fabricius, 1775)

 

Historis acheronta acheronta (Fabricius, 1775)

Syst. Entomol.: 501-502, no. 249.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. N[ymphalis]. P[halerata]. Acheronta

Type Locality: “Brasilia”

Types: Syntype in BMNH.

                   =    pherecydes (Stoll, 1780)

Uitl. Kapellen 4(28): 80, pl. 330, figs. A ♂ D, B ♂ V; (34): 251 (index).

Original Combination: Papilio E[ques]. A[chivi]. Pherecydes

Type Locality: “Surinamen” “Suriname”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

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