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Melete lycimnia isandra (Boisduval, 1836)
(Creamy White)

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S TX (as stray), E & W Mexico to Costa Rica


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

Genus Melete Swainson, 1831

Zool. Illustr. (2)2(17): pl. 79, unnumbered text. Type-species: Pieris limnoria Godart, 1819, Enc. méth. 9(Ins.)(1): (111), 144, no. 93 (= Papilio flippantha Fabricius, 1793, Ent. syst. 3(1): 202, no. 631; synonym: a subspecies of Papilio lycimnia Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9): 13, pl. 105, figs. E, F; (16): 149 (index)), by original designation.

=    Daptonoura Butler, [1870]

Cat. Diurn. Lepid. Fabricius Brit. Mus.: 209, Type-species: Papilio lycimnia Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 13, pl. 105, figs. E, F; (16): 149 (index), by original designation.


*382.    Melete lycimnia (Cramer, 1777)

Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 13-14, pl. 105, figs. E ♂ D, F ♂ V; (16): 149 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Dan[aus]. Cand[idus]. Lycimnia

Type Locality: “Surinamen” “Suriname”

Types: Syntypes (#665088–91) in BMNH.

                   =    ‡agrippina (Hübner, [1819])

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (6): 91, no. 949.

Original Combination: M[ylothris]. Agrippina

Proposed to replace Papilio lycimnia Cramer, 1777, erroneously thought preoccupied; a junior objective synonym of Papilio lycimnia.

            a.   Melete lycimnia isandra (Boisduval, 1836)

Spec. gén. Lépid. 1: 490-491, no. 79.

Original Combination: Pieris Isandra

Type Locality: “Mexique”

Types: Holotype (#720272) in BMNH.

Recorded from Texas by Dauphin et al. (2005), News Lepid. Soc. 47(2): 43, 46, 19 figs.

                   =    kleta Fruhstorfer, 1907

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 68(2): 273.

Original Combination: [Melete isandra subspec.] kleta

Type Locality: “Honduras”; lectotype from “San Pedro Sula.”

Types: Lectotype (#720320) in BMNH, designated by Abadjiev (2006), Zootaxa 1143: 58.



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