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Megisto rubricata smithorum (Wind, 1946)
(Red Satyr)

Type Specimens
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Live Adults
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

N-central Mexico


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

Genus Megisto Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 54. Type-species: Papilio eurytus Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 487, no. 194 (= Papilio cymela, Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(11): 55, pl. 132, figs. C, D; (16): 148 (index); synonym), by designation of Butler (1868), Cat. diurn. Lepid. Sat. Brit. Mus.: 14.


Megisto rubricata (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 205, 212-213, no. 14.

Original Combination: Euptychia Rubricata

Type Locality: “near Waco, Texas”; neotype from “Waco Texas.” [McLennan County]

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1964),Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 90(4): 335, fig. 2 ♂ D&V.


Megisto rubricata smithorum Wind, 1946

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 22(1): 26.

Original Combination: Megisto rubricata smithorum

Type Locality: “Marfa-Alpine, Texas” [Presidio-Brewster counties]

Types: Holotype in CAS.



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