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Pholisora mejicanus (Reakirt, [1867])
(Mexican Sootywing)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S-C Colorado to Oaxaca


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

Genus Pholisora Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 72. Type-species: Hesperia catullus Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 348, no. 323, by original designation.


Pholisora mejicanus (Reakirt, [1867])

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 18(3): 334, no. 32.

Original Combination: Nisoniades Mejicanus

Type Locality: “Mexico (near Vera Cruz)” [Veracruz]

Types: Type(s) may be in FMNH.

Godman & Salvin (1897), Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(137): 441; 3: pl. 90, figs. 11 ♂ D, 12 ♂ V, used mexicana, but cited mejicanus as a synonym, so mexicana is an unjustified emendation.

Species-genus gender conformation is mejicana.



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