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Megathymus streckeri texana Barnes and McDunnough, 1912
(Strecker's Giant-Skipper)

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S-C Texas


(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 streckeri (Skinner, 1895)

Can. Entomol. 27(7): 179; figured by Skinner (1900), Entomol. News 11(4): pl. 2, fig. 24 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Aegiale Streckeri

Type Locality: “Texas...probably from Arizona...Colorado”; defined as “Petrified Forest area, Arizona” by H. Freeman (1963), J. Res. Lepid. 2(2): 141. [Apache County]

Types: Syntypes in FMNH and (#7060) ANSP.


Megathymus streckeri texana W. Barnes & McDunnough, 1912

Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 1(3): 39-40, no. 2, pl. 2, fig. 9 ♀ (holotype).

Original Combination: Megathymus streckeri texana

Type Locality: “South Texas (Dallas, San Antonio)”; defined as “Kerrville, Texas” by H. Freeman (1963), J. Res. Lepid. 2(2): 141. [Kerr County]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

                   =    albocincta W. Holland, 1930

Ann. Carnegie Mus. 19(3): 159-160.

Original Combination: Megathymus albocincta

Type Locality: Stated to be “southwestern Texas” by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): 402.

Types: Holotype in CMNH; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 71, fig. 17 ♂ D (holotype), 18 ♂ D (paratype).



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