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Satyrium calanus falacer (Godart, [1824])
(Banded Hairstreak)

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

Genus Satyrium Scudder, 1876

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 106, no. 8. Type-species: Lycaena fuliginosa W. H. Edwards, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 13(6): 160, 164, no. 10, by original designation. The generic synonymy below generally follows Clench (1979), J. Lepid. Soc. 32(4): 277-281, with the caveat that there is disagreement over the rank of several taxa. The group is in need of revision


Satyrium calanus (Hübner, [1809])

Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [100], figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Rusticus armatus Calanus

Type Locality: Not stated; suggested to be “Amer. sept.” by W. F. Kirby (1908), in: P. Wytsman, Facsimile ed. Hübner Samml. exot. Schmett. 3 (addit. notes): 71.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

=    wittfeldii (W. H. Edwards, 1883)

Can. Entomol. 15(7): 136-137.

Original Combination: Thecla Wittfeldii

Type Locality: “Indian River, Florida”; defined as “vicinity of Georgiana, Brevard County, Florida” by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 39.
Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 39, fig. ♂ D&V.


Satyrium calanus falacer (Godart, [1824])

Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (600), 633, no. 58; figured by Boisduval and Le Conte (1833), Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (10): pl. 29, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♀ D, 3 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Polyommatus Falacer

Type Locality: “environs de Philadelphia, Amérique septentrional” [Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania]

Types: Holotype in MNHP; figured by K. Johnson (1991), J. Lepid. Soc. 45(2): fig. 21.

=    lorata (Grote & Robinson, 1867)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(2): 171-172.

Original Combination: Thecla lorata

Type Locality: “Atlantic District. (Virginia!)”

Types: Syntype in AMNH.

=    inorata (Grote & Robinson, 1868)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(4): 323-324; cited Boisduval and Le Conte [1833], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept.(10): pl. 29, figs. 1-5.

Original Combination: Thecla inorata

Type Locality: “Atlantic District (Can.! N. Y.! Ga.!)”; syntype from “New York.”

Types: Syntype in AMNH.

=    heathii (Fletcher, 1903)

Proc. & Trans. R. Soc. Can. (2)9(Sect. IV): 211-212, pl. fig. ♀ V; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 76, fig. 16 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Thecla heathii

Type Locality: “valley of the Long River, a few miles from Cartwright, in southern Manitoba. This spot is about ten miles north of the boundary of North Dakota and about twenty-five miles north-east of the Turtle Mountains.”

Types: Holotype in USNM.

Fletcher (1904), Can. Entomol. 36(5): 125, pl. ♀, redescribed this taxon. D. Stallings and Turner (1943), Entomol. News 54(5): 131, pl. 2, determined this synonymy.

=    boreale (Lafontaine, 1969)

Trail & Landscape 3: 151; redescribed by Lafontaine (1970), J. Lepid. Soc. 24(2): 83-86, figs. 1 ♂ V, 2 ♂ D (lectotype), 3 ♀ V , 4 ♀ D, fig. 7 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Strymon boreale

Type Locality: Defined as “Britannia Park, Ottawa, Ont.” by Lafontaine (1970), J. Lepid. Soc. 24(2): 84. [Ontario]

Types: Lectotype (#11077) in CNC, designated by Lafontaine (1970), J. Lepid. Soc. 24(2): 84.

Gall (1976), J. Lepid. Soc. 30(3): 214-218, discussed this name and its taxonomic status.



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