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Piruna aea mexicana H. Freeman, 1979
(Many-spotted Skipperling)

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Synonymy

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

  Genus Piruna Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 10, 11. Type-species: Pholisora pirus W. H. Edwards, 1878, Field & Forest 3(7/8): 119, by original designation.

 

Piruna aea (Dyar, 1912)

Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 42(1885): 44.

Original Combination: Butleria aea

Type Locality: “Sierra de Guerrero, Mexico...Oaxaca, Mexico”

Types: Syntypes (#14276) in USNM.

=    cingo Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 14, pl. 54 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: [Piruna] cingo

Type Locality: “Chilpancingo, Guerrero, 4600 feet”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

=    sombra Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 14, pl. 54 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: [Piruna cingo] sombra

Type Locality: “Guatemala”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

 

Piruna aea mexicana H. Freeman, 1979

Bull. Allyn Mus. (52): 5-6, figs. 12 ♂ D, 13 ♂ V (holotype), 25 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Piruna mexicana

Type Locality: “9 miles east of Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

Scott (1986), Butts. N. Am.: 426, no. 434, and Bailowitz and Brock (1991), Butts. SE Ariz.: 71, considered this taxon a synonym of Piruna cingo. A. Warren (2000), in: Llorente et al., Biodivers. Taxon. Biogeogr. Artrópod. Méx. 2: 555, proposed this arrangement.

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