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Polites mystic (W. H. Edwards, 1863) (Pacific northwestern segregate)
(Long Dash)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

E WA, S BC, NW MT

Synonymy

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

Genus Polites Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 78. Type-species: Hesperia peckius W. Kirby, 1837, in: Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Am. [4]: 300, pl. 4, figs. 2, 3, by original designation. The generic synonymy follows Burns (1994), J. Lepid. Soc. 48(1): 24-45.

=    Hedone Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 79. Type-species: Hesperia brettus Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (25): pl. 75, figs. 3-5 (= Thymelicus vibex Geyer, 1832, in: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 4: pl. [118], figs. 685 ♂ D, 686 ♂ V; 22, no. 343; synonym), by original designation.

=    Limochores Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 80. Type-species: Hesperia manataaqua Scudder, 1863, Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 175 (= Hesperia origenes Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 328, no. 245; synonym), by original designation.

=    Pyrrhosidia Scudder, 1874

Mem. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 2(3)(4): 346 (nota). Type-species: Hesperia mystic W. H. Edwards, 1863, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 2(1): 16, pl. 1, figs. 1, 2, by original designation.

      =    ‡Chaerophon Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(156): 462, 474. Type-species: Pamphila citrus Mabille, 1889, Naturaliste (2)3(55): 144-145, fig. 1 (= Hesperia subreticulata Plötz, 1883, Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 44(4-6): 213, no. 454; synonym), by original designation. Preoccupied by Chaerophon Dobson, 1878, Cat. Chiropt. Brit. Mus.: 431.

=    Poanopsis Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(157): 486. Type-species: Pamphila puxillius Mabille, 1891, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 35(c.r.)(18): clxx, by original designation.

=    Yvretta Hemming, 1935

Stylops 4(1): 3. Type-species: Pamphila citrus Mabille, 1889, Naturaliste (2)3(55)[11(55): 144-145, fig. 1 (= Hesperia subreticulata Plötz, 1883, Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 44(4-6): 213, no. 454; synonym), as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Chaerophon Godman, 1900, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

 

origenes group MacNeill, 1993

J. Lepid. Soc. 47(3): 178.

 

Polites mystic (W. H. Edwards, 1863)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 2(1): 14, 15-16, no. 3, pl. 1, figs. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Hesperia Mystic

Type Locality: “Connecticut; Michigan; Canada West”; neotype from “Hunter, Greene Co., New York.”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): 51, fig. 5 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 46, fig. 22 ♂ D.

This name was also proposed by Scudder (1863), Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 172, and was credited to Scudder by many subsequent authors. The question of authorship was finally settled by F. Brown (1980), J. Lepid. Soc. 34(1): 74-75.

=    ‡”weetamoo” (Scudder, 1889)

Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 2(11): 1707.

Original Combination: Thymelicus mystic weetamoo melanic variety

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: “Holotype” was from Lintner and may be in NYSM.

=    ‡”nubs” (Scudder, 1889)

Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 2(11): 1707.

Original Combination: Thymelicus mystic nubs

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: “Holotype” may be in MCZ.

While the text clearly describes this taxon as infrasubspecific, it was proposed as a trinomial and might be considered available.

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