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Megathymus cofaqui slotteni Gatrelle, 1999
(Cofaqui Giant-Skipper)

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

Genus Megathymus Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 83. Type-species: Eudamus (?) yuccae Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (23-26): pl. 70, figs. [1]-[5] ♂ [not ♀], larva and pupa, by original designation. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 483 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 1222.


Megathymus cofaqui (Strecker, 1876)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 28(7): 148-150; figured by Strecker [1878], Lepid. Rhop. Het. (15): pl. 15, fig. 2 ♀ D&V (holotype).

Original Combination: Ægiale Cofaqui

Type Locality: “Georgia”; defined as “somewhere in northern Florida near Georgia” by H. Freeman (1963), J. Res. Lepid. 2(2): 140; subsequently defined as “Burke County, Georgia” by Gatrelle (1999), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(4): 3.

Types: Holotype in FMNH; figured by W. Barnes and McDunnough (1912), Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 1(3): 36, and Gatrelle (1999), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(4): fig. 5 ♀ D.

=    harrisi H. Freeman, 1955

Am. Mus. Novit. (1711): 2, figs. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♂ V (holotype); 7 ♀ D, 8 ♀ V, 27 ♂ genitalia, 28 ♀ genitalia.

Original Combination: Megathymus harrisi

Type Locality: “Stone Mountain, Georgia” [De Kalb County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

This synonymy determined by Gatrelle (1999), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(4): 3.


Megathymus cofaqui slotteni Gatrelle, 1999

Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(4): 4-5, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♀ D (holotype).

Original Combination: Megathymus cofaqui slotteni

Type Locality: “Vicinity of Williston, Levy County, Florida”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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