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Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764)
(Mimic)

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NE S. Am, Gr. & Lesser Antilles, N continental and Yucatan coasts (as strays?)

Synonymy

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

Genus Hypolimnas Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 45. Type-species: Papilio pipleis Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 476, no. 108 (= Papilio pandarus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 461, no. 17; synonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 194, no. 554.

=    Esoptria Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 45-46. Type-species: Papilio bolina Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 479, no. 124, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 168, no. 406.

      =    ‡Diadema Boisduval, 1832

In: d'Urville, Voy. Astrolabe 1(Lépid): 135. Type-species: Papilio bolina Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 479, no. 124, by designation of Blanchard (1840), in: Castelnau, Hist. Nat. Ins. 3: 451. Preoccupied by Diadema G. Gray, 1825, Ann. Phil. 26: 426 and a junior objective synonym of Esoptria.

=    Euralia Westwood, 1850

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. 2(35): 281. Type-species: Papilio dubius Palisot de Beauvois, 1830, Ins. Afr. Amér.: 238, pl. 6, figs. A, Aa (= Diadema anthedon E. Doubleday, 1845, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. [1]16(104): 181; homonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 173, no. 437.

=    Eucalia C. Felder, 1861

Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. germ. Nat. Cur. 28(3): 25, under Diadema, no. 57. Type-species: Diadema anthedon E. Doubleday, 1845, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. [1]16(104): 181, by designation of Hemming (1939), Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (B)8(7): 134.

 

702.      Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764)

Mus. Lud. Ulr. [1]: 264, no. 83.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. D[anaus]. F[estivus]. Misippus

Type Locality: “America” ; suggested to be “Java” by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 350. [Indonesia]

Types: Lectotype in LSUK, designated by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 350.

The entirely Old World synonymy for this species was provided by Lamas et al. (2004), Atlas of Neotrop. Lepid. Chklst: Part 4A: 251.

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