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Piruna penaea Dyar, 1918 (Typical segregate)
(Hour-glass Skipperling)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

W Mexico to Oaxaca


(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 penaea (Dyar, 1918)

Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 54(2239): 338.

Original Combination: Butleria penaea

Type Locality: “Sierra de Guerrero, Mexico”

Types: Holotype (#21210) in USNM.

Opler and A. Warren (2002), Sci. Names List Butts. N. A.: 8, applied this name to the skipper previously reported (from Texas) as Piruna microsticta (Godman, 1900), in: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2(156): 464, no. 1; 3: pl. 92, figs. 1 ♂ (not ♀) D, 2 ♂ (not ♀) V, 3 ♂ D.

            =    milpa H. Freeman, 1970

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 78(2): 96, figs. 11 ♂ D, 12 ♂ V (holotype), fig. 22 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Piruna milpa

Type Locality: “Milpillas, Guerrero, Mexico”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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