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Pellicia d. dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, 1870
(Morning Glory Tufted-Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

W Mexico and S TX (as stray) to Guianas, Trinidad, up. Amazon


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

Genus Pellicia Herrich-Schäffer, 1870

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 24(9/10): 159. Type-species: Pellicia dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, 1870, Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 24(9/10): 160, no. 1, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 243, no. 824.

=    Hemipteris Mabille, 1889

Naturaliste (2)3(61): 216. Type-species: Hemipteris fumida Mabille, 1889, Naturaliste (2)3(61)[11(61)]: 216 (= Pellicia tyana Plötz, 1882, Berl. Entomol. Z. 26(2): 255, no. 12), by monotypy.


Pellicia dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, 1870


Pellicia dimidiata dimidiata Herrich-Schäffer, 1870

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 24(9/10): 160. no. 5; cited unpublished Plötz pl. 199.

Original Combination: Pellicia Dimidiata

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 136, determined the following synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawings made by Plötz.

                   =    didia Möschler, 1877

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 26: 340, pl. 4, fig. 28.

Original Combination: [Pellicia] Didia

Type Locality: “aus dem Innern Suriname”

Types: Holotype may be in NMW.

                   =    corinna Plötz, 1882

Berl. Entomol. Z. 26(2): 254, no. 9; cited unpublished pl. 199.

Original Combination: [Pellicia] Corinna

Type Locality: “Laguayra, Mex.” [Venezuela]

Types: Type(s) may be in ZSMC.

                   =    nivonicus (Plötz, 1884)

Jb. nassau. Ver. Naturk. 37: 14, no. 3, cited unpublished pl. 956.

Original Combination: [Achlyodes] Nivonicus

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Type(s) may be in ZSMC.

                   =    bilinea Mabille, 1889

Naturaliste (2)3(61): 216-217, fig. 3 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Pellicia bilinea

Type Locality: “Chiriqui” [Panama]

Types: Syntype probably in ZMHB (Staudinger collection).

                   =    bobae (Weeks, 1906)

Entomol. News 17(6): 203; figured by Weeks (1911), Ill. diurn. Lepid. 2: pl. 7, fig. 1 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Pamphila bobae

Type Locality: “Suapure, Venezuela”

Types: Holotype (#16717) in MCZ.

                   =    hypsipyle Hayward, 1947

Acta zool. Lilloana 4: 121-122, fig. 1 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Pellicia hypsipyle

Type Locality: “Villavicencio, Colombia”

Types: Holotype in IMLA.



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