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Leptotes cassius theonus (Lucas, 1857)
(Cassius Blue)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Leptotes Scudder, 1876

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 124, no. 28. Type-species: Lycaena theonus Lucas, 1856, in: Sagra, Hist. Cuba 7(2): 611-612, pl. Art. 16, figs. 8, 8A, 8B (= Papilio cassius Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 36, pl. 23, figs. C, D; (8): 152 (index); subspecies), by original designation.

=    Cyclyrius Butler, [1987]

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1896(4): 830. Type-species: Polyommatus webbianus Brullé, 1840, in: Webb and Berthelot, Canaries (Ins.): 93, pl. 4, figs. 1, 1A, by original designation.

=    Syntarucus Butler, [1901]

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1900(4): 929. Type-species: Papilio telicanus Lang, 1789, Verz. Schmett. Gegend. Augsburg (2nd ed.): 47-48, nos. 387-389 (= Papilio pirithous Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 790, no. 235; synonym), by monotypy.

=    Syntarucoides Kaye, 1904

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1904(2): 190. Type-species: Papilio cassius Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 36, pl. 23, figs. C, D; (8): 152 (index), by original designation.

      =    ‡Langia Tutt, 1906

Nat. Hist. Brit. Butts. 1(12): 314. Type-species: Papilio telicanus Lang, 1789, Verz. Schmett. Gegend. Augsburg (2nd ed.): 47 (= Papilio pirithous Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 790, no. 235: synonym), by original designation. Preoccupied by Langia Moore, 1872, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1872: 567, and a junior objective synonym of Syntarucus Butler, [1901].

      =    ‡Raywardia Tutt, 1908

Nat. Hist. Brit. Butts. 2(25): 484. Type-species: Papilio telicanus Lang, 1789, Verz. Schmett. Gegend. Augsburg (2nd ed.): 47 (= Papilio pirithous Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 790, no. 23; synonym), as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Langia Tutt, 1906, preoocupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8). A junior objective synonym of Syntarucus Butler, [1901].

 

cassius group, Bálint & K. Johnson, 1995

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) 44: 4-5, 16.

 

Leptotes cassius (Cramer, 1775)

Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 36, pl. 23, figs. C ♀ D, D ♀ V; (8): 152 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Pleb[ejus]. Rural[is]. Cassius

Type Locality: “Suriname” “Surinam”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

 

Leptotes cassius theonus (Lucas, 1857)

In: Sagra, Hist. Cuba 7(2): 611-612, pl. Art. 16, figs. 8 ♂ D, 8a ♂ V, 8b ♀ D.

Original Combination: Lycaena Theonus

Type Locality: “l’île de Cuba”

Types: Type(s) probably in MNHP.

                   =    floridensis (Morrison, 1873)

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 1(4): 187-188.

Original Combination: Lycaena cassius var. floridensis

Type Locality: “Key West, Florida” [Monroe County]

Types: Syntype (#25845) in MCZ, other syntypes may be in USNM. W. Barnes and McDunnough (1916), Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 3(2): 107, noted that a syntype is in the CMNH.

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