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Pyrisitia n. nise (Cramer, 1775)
(Mimosa Yellow)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S FL, Grand Bahama, New Providence I., Cuba, Jamaica


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

Genus Pyrisitia Butler, 1870

Cist. Entomol. 1(3): 35, no. 17; 44, no. 17. Type-species: Papilio proterpia Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 478, no. 152, by original designation.


Pyrisitia nise (Cramer, 1775)


Pyrisitia nise nise (Cramer, 1775)

Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): 31, pl. 20, figs. K ♀ D, L ♀ V; 1(8): 154 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. dan[aii]. Candidi Nise

Type Locality: “Jamaica” “Jamaïque”; “neotype” from “along the road near Millbank, Portland Parish, Jamaica, B. W. I.”

Types: Neotype in RMNH, designated by Klots and Heineman (1957), Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (B)26(11/12): 212-213, pl. 1, fig. 1 ♂ D&V.

d’Almeida (1945), Arq. Zool. São Paulo 4(3): 90, designated “neotypes”; Mielke and Casagrande (1985), Revta. bras. Entomol. 29(2): 328, fig. 22 ♂ D&V, designated one of these, from “River Maroni, Guiana Francesca,” as the neotype (#1652) in UFPC. Neither of these designations are in accordance with Code Articles 75.2 and 75.3. The subspecific arrangement follows Smith et al. (1994), Butts. W. Ind. & Fla.: 150.

                         =    ‡neda (Godart, 1819)

In: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(1): (109), 135-136, no. 54; cited Papilio nise Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(2): pl. 20, figs. K, L; (8): 154 (index), and Herbst (1792), in: Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins. 5: pl. 106, figs. 8, 9.

Original Combination: Pieris Neda

Proposed to replace Papilio nise Cramer, 1775, erroneously thought to be preoccupied; a junior objective synonym of nise.

                   =    larae (Herrich-Schäffer, 1862)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 16(6-8): 120.

Original Combination: Terias larae

Type Locality: “Cuba” implied from the title of the paper.

Types: Syntype (#7304) in ANSP.



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