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Nyctelius n. nyctelius (Latreille, [1824])
(Violet-banded Skipper, Nyctelius Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Greater Antilles, Virgin Islands, S Texas to Argentina


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

  Genus Nyctelius Hayward, 1948

Acta zool. Lilloana 5: 99. Type-species: Hesperia nyctelius Latreille, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 746, no. 47[a], by original designation.


Nyctelius nyctelius (Latreille, [1824])


Nyctelius nyctelius nyctelius (Latreille, [1824])

In: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): 746, no. 47[a].

Original Combination: [Hesperia] Nyctelius

Type Locality: “Brésil & à Surinam”

Types: Syntype in BMNH (not in MNHP), as noted by N. Riley (1926), Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 74(2): 234.

                   =    ares (C. Felder, [1863])

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 12(1): 477, no. 65.

Original Combination: Hesperia Ares

Type Locality: “Rio de Janeiro” [Brazil]

Types: Holotype probably in NMW.

                   =    coscinia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1865)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 19(3/4): 54, no. 9.

Original Combination: [Goniloba] coscinia

Type Locality: “Cuba” implied from the title of the paper.

Types: Syntype (#7141) in ANSP.

‡”aegialea” (Plötz, 1882)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 44(1-3): 52, under no. 346.

Original Combination: [Hesperia] Coscinia [synonym] Aegialea

This name listed in synonymy without description or indication; a nomen nudum.



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