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Neophasia terlooii Behr, 1869
(Mexican Pine White)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE AZ, SW NM to central western Mexico (MICH), also NL


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

Genus Neophasia Behr, 1869

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(3): 303. Type-species: Pieris menapia C. Felder & R. Felder, 1859, Wien. entomol. Monatschr. 3(9): 271, no. 18, by designation of W. F. Kirby [1870], Zool. Rec. 6(1869): 357.


Neophasia terlooii Behr, 1869

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(3): 304.

Original Combination: N[eophasia]. Terlooii

Type Locality: “pine forest region of the Sierra Madre in a cold, inhospitable region” [E of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico]

Types: Holotype destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

Even though this name is a patronym for Baron Popelaire de Terloot, there is no evidence for this in the original description. Behr (1889), Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (2)2(7): 92, emended the name to terlootii, but that was an unjustified emendation; the name must stand as originally spelled (Code Article 32.2).

            =    epyaxa Strecker, 1900

Descr. Neophasia epyaxa: 1.

Original Combination: Neophasia Epyaxa

Type Locality: “Cochise County, Southern Arizona”

Types: Holotype in FMNH.

This publication was duplicated by Strecker (1900), Lepid. Rhop. Het. (suppl. 3): 38.

            =    princetonia (W. Barnes, 1900)

In: Skinner, Entomol. News 11(7): 533.

Original Combination: Archonias princetonia

Type Locality: Not stated; Poling (1900), Can. Entomol. 32(12): 358, mentioned “Cochise County, Arizona”; syntypes from “Huachuca Mts.”

Types: Syntypes in USNM.

Poling (1900), Can. Entomol. 32(12): 358, redescribed this taxon (as Neophasia Terlootii, var. Princetonia).



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