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Melanis p. pixe (Boisduval, 1836)
(Pixie)

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[= sexpunctata], S TX, E & W Mexico to Guatemala

Synonymy

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

  Genus Melanis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (2): 25. Type-species: Papilio melander Stoll, 1780, Uitl. Kapellen 4(28): 89, pl. 336, fig. B (not A); (34): 250 (index), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 214, no. 671.

=    Lymnas Blanchard, 1840

In: Castelnau, Hist. Nat. Ins. 3: 464. Type-species: Hesperia electron Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 321, no. 214, by original designation.

      =    ‡Limnas Boisduval, 1836

Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: pl. 20 (= 4C), fig. 1. Type-species: Limnas pixe Boisduval, 1836, Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: pl. 20 [=4C], fig. 1, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Limnas Hübner, [1806], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [29].

      =    ‡Dryas C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865

Reise Novara (2): 305. Type-species: Limnas cinaron C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 5(4): 101, no. 69, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Dryas Hübner, [1807], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pls. [43], [44].

      =    ‡Oreas C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865

Reise Novara (2): 305. Type-species: Oreas marathon C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865, Reise Novara (2): 305, no. 411, pl. 38, figs. 3, 4, by designation of Hemming (1964), Annot. Lepid. (4): 129. Preoccupied by Oreas Hübner, [1807], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [82].

=    Aculhua W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 301. Type-species: Limnas cinaron C. Felder & R. Felder, 1861, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 5(4): 101, as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Dryas C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865, Reise Novara (2): 305, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

=    Rusalkia W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 306. Type-species: Oreas marathon C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865, Reise Novara (2): 305, no. 411, pl. 38, figs. 3, 4, by designation of W. F. Kirby [1873], Zool. Rec. 8(1871)(Ins.): 364. Proposed to replace Oreas C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865, preoccupied (Code Article 60.3).

 

Melanis pixe (Boisduval, 1836)

 

Melanis pixe pixe (Boisduval, 1836)

Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: pl. 20 [=4C], fig. 1 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V; explication plate.

Original Combination: Limnas Pixe

Type Locality: “Mexique”

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

                   =    gynaeceas (Godman & Salvin, 1889)

Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6)3(16): 356, no. 12; figured by Godman (1901), in: Godman and Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 3(167): pl. 110, fig. 3 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Limnas gynaeceas

Type Locality: “Mexico, Cuesta de Misantla” [Veracruz]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

                   =    sexpunctata (Seitz, 1917)

In: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(256): 659.

Original Combination: [Lymnas pixe] form sexpunctata

Type Locality: “Guerrero” [Mexico]

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

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