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Polygonus s. savigny (Latreille, [1824])
(Manuel’s Skipper)

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[= manueli], continental, (S TX as stray), N Mexico to Argentina

Synonymy

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

Genus Polygonus Hübner, [1825]

Samml. exot. Schmett., 2: pl. [144]. Type-species: Polygonus lividus Hübner, [1825], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [144], figs. 1-4 (= Papilio leo Gmelin, [1790], Syst. Nat. (ed. 13) 1(5): 2363, no. 836; synonym), by monotypy.

      =    ‡Acolastus Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci., (1871): 71. Type-species: Hesperia savignyi [sic!] Latreille, [1824], Enc. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (716), 741-742, no. 35, by original designation. Preoccupied by Acolastus Gerstäcker, 1855, Mber. dt. Akad. Wiss. Berl. [1855]: 636.

      =    ‡Nennius W. F. Kirby, [1902]

In: Wytsman, Facsimile ed. Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3 (addit. notes): 105. Type-species: Polygonus lividus Hübner, [1825], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [144], figs. 1-4 (= Papilio leo Gmelin, 1790, Syst. Nat. (ed. 13) 1(5): 2363, no. 836; synonym), as replacement name. Proposed to replace Polygonus, erroneously thought to be preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8); a junior objective synonym of Polygonus.

 

Polygonus savigny (Latreille, [1824])

 

Polygonus savigny savigny (Latreille, [1824])

Enc. méth., 9(Ins.)(2): (716), 741-742, no. 35.

Original Combination: Hesperia Savigny

Type Locality: “Antilles”

Types: Lectotype in MNHP, designated by Mielke and Casagrande (2002), Revta. bras. Zool. 19(supl. 1): 40.

The lectotype is conspecific with Polygonus manueli, as determined by Mielke and Casagrande (2002), ibid., so the name savigny must be given priority; frequently misspelled savignyi, but this an incorrect subsequent spelling.

                   =    manueli E. Bell & W. Comstock, 1948

Am. Mus. Novit. (1379): 4-6, fig. 1 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Polygonus manueli

Type Locality: “New Bremen, Brasil” [Santa Catharina]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

One paratype, possibly mislabeled, from “Royal Palm Hammock, [Miami-Dade County] Florida” was figured by Klots (1951), Field Guide Butts. N. Am.: pl. 26, fig. 4 ♂ D.

‡”mimeticus” J. Zikán & W. Zikán, 1968

Pesq. agropec. bras. 3: 62.

Proposed without a description; a nomen nudum.

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