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Kisutam syllis (Godman & Salvin, 1887)
(Sky-blue Groundstreak)

Type Specimens
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Live Adults
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

S TX (rare stray), E & W Mexico to S Brazil

Synonymy

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

Genus Kisutam K. Johnson, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) 32: 52-53, pl. III, figs. 7, 8. Type-species: Kisutam bernardi K. Johnson, 1993, Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) 32: 60, figs. D, F (= Bithys hesperitis Butler & H. Druce, 1872, Cist. Entomol. 1(5): 107; synonym), by original designation.

=    Pendantus K. Johnson & Kroenlein, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) 34: 3-4, pl. VI, 1, fig. 2; type-species: Thecla plusios Godman & Salvin 1887, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop.: (2): 77-78, no. 158 (= Tmolus denarius Butler & H. Druce, 1872, Cist. Entomol. 1(5): 109; synonym), by original designation.

=    Kisutam K. Johnson & Kroenlein, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) 34: 31. Type-species: Thecla syllis Godman & Salvin, 1887, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(61): 92, no. 197; 3(66): pl. 58, figs. 6, 7, by original designation.

 

Kisutam syllis (Godman & Salvin, 1887)

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(61): 92, no. 197; 3(66): pl. 58, figs. 6 ♂ D, 7 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Thecla syllis

Type Locality: “Mexico, Presidio...Cordova...Jalapa...Guatemala, San Gerónimo...central valleys...Nicaragua, Chontales”

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

Recorded from Texas by Bordelon (2009), News Lepid. Soc. 51(supplement S1): 77.

            =    politus (H. Druce, 1907)

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1907 (3): 625-626, 22 ♂ D&V (lectotype), 23 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Thecla politus

Type Locality: “Santarem” [Brazil, Santarém, Pará]

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by K. Johnson, 1991 Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (21): 42

            =    subisobeon Strand, 1918

Soc. Entomol. 33(8): 31.

Original Combination: Thecla isobeon ?var. subisobeon

Type Locality: “Costa Rica”

Types: Holotype in MTD.

            =    simplica Johnson, 1993

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) 32: 12-13, fig. 4E ♂ genitalia, fig, 5D ♀ genitalia, fig. 9 map, pl. 1, fig. A ♂ D&V (holotype), ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Gigantorubra simplica

Type Locality: Brazil, Santarém [Pará]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

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