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Parides alopius (Godman & Salvin, 1890)
(White-dotted Cattleheart)

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S Arizona (stray), W Mexico


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

Genus Parides Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (6): 87. Type-species: Princeps echelus Hübner, [1815], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [126], figs. 1, 2 (= Princeps echemon Hübner, [1813], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [121], figs. 3, 4; synonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 241, no. 811.


Parides alopius (Godman & Salvin, 1890)

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(87): 197-198, no. 12; 3(87): pl. 65, figs. 10 ♀ D, 11 ♀ V; cited Papilio alopius G. Gray, 1856, List Lepid. Ins. Brit. Mus.: 58, no. 231.

Original Combination: Papilio alopius

Type Locality: “Mexico, Los Remedios in Chihuahua...Ciudad in Durango”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

This name was mentioned by G. Gray (1856), List Lepid. Ins. Brit. Mus.: 58, no. 231, and Weidemeyer (1863), Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 2(2): 146, each time without a description or indication; nomina nuda.

            =    lopiusa (Schaus, 1911)

Entomol. News 22(10): 439.

Original Combination: Papilio lopiusa

Type Locality: “Guadalajara, Mexico” [Jalisco]

Types: Holotype in USNM; figured by Tyler et al. (1994), Swallowtail Butts. Am.: pl. 55, fig. M ♂ V.

This may be a hybrid taxon, as Schaus suggested in the original description.

                   =    ‡”tepoztecatl” R. de la Maza, 1976

Revta. Soc. Méx. Lepid. 2(1): 5, 7, figs. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Parides alopius ab. tepoztecatl

Type Locality: “pueblo Tepoztlán, en el Estado de Morelos” [Mexico]

Types: “Holotype” in de la Maza collection.



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