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Nastra lherminier (Latreille, [1824])
(Swarthy Skipper)

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

Genus Nastra Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 87, 125. Type-species: Hesperia lherminier Latreille, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (725), 777-778, no. 135, by original designation.


Nastra lherminier (Latreille, [1824])

In: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (725), 777-778, no. 135.

Original Combination: Hesperia l’herminier

Type Locality: “de la Caroline”

Types: Type(s) probably lost; N. Riley (1926), Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 74(2): 240, noted that the type was not in the MNHP.

The specific name as given is in accordance with Code Articles 27 and 32. The emendation of the name to “lherminieri” is unjustified, regardless of the authorship.

            =    fusca (Grote & Robinson, 1867)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(1): 2-3.

Original Combination: Hesperia fusca

Type Locality: “Atlantic District. (Georgia!...Florida!)”

Types: Syntype in AMNH.



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