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Lerema liris Evans, 1955
(Liris Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

E & W Mexico to Costa Rica


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

Genus Lerema Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 82. Type-species: Papilio accius J. E. Smith, 1797, in: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: 45, pl. 23, by original designation.

=    Sarega Mabille, 1904

In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. (17b): 133. Type-species: Sarega staurus Mabille, 1904, in: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. (17b): 133, by monotypy.


Lerema liris Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 164.

Original Combination: [Lerema ancillaris] liris

Type Locality: “Mexico, Atoyac, Vera Cruz” [Veracruz]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

This was considered a species-level taxon by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 29, 210, note 82, A. Warren et al. (1998), J. Lepid. Soc. 52(1): 54, and other recent authors.



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