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Poanes taxiles (W. H. Edwards, 1881)
(Taxiles Skipper)

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

Genus Poanes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 76. Type-species: Hesperia massasoit Scudder, 1863, Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 171, no. 65, by original designation. Burns (1992), J. Lepid. Soc. 46(1): 1-23, discussed the probability that this genus is polyphyletic, and created species groups. The first group includes hobomok, zabulon and taxiles, while the second group includes massasoit, viator, aaroni and yehl (massasoit may belong in its own group). Burns also transferred melane to Poanes from Paratrytone, and noted that at least some Poanes species may belong in Ochlodes.

=    Phycanassa Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 77. Type-species: Hesperia viator W. H. Edwards, 1865, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 4(1): 202-203, pl. 1, fig. 5, by original designation.

      =    ‡Paratrytone Dyar, 1905

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 13(3): 136. Type-species: Pamphila howardi Skinner, 1896, Can. Entomol. 28(7): 187 (= Pamphila aaroni Skinner, 1890, Entomol. News 1(1): 6; subspecies), by original designation. Preoccupied by Paratrytone Godman, 1900, in: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(157): 487.

 

Poanes taxiles (W. H. Edwards, 1881)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 9(1): 5-6.

Original Combination: Pamphila Taxiles

Type Locality: “Arizona...South Colorado...Nevada...Oak Creek Canon, South Colorado”; defined as “Oak Creek Canyon, Custer County [sic!], Colorado” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): 73-74. [Fremont County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): 74, fig. 22 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 47, fig. 31 ♂ D.

            =    psaumis (Godman, 1900)

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(157): 489, no. 1; 3: pl. 94, figs. 2 ♀ D, 3 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Phycanassa psaumis

Type Locality: “Mexico, Bolaños in Jalisco”

Types: Syntype in BMNH.

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