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Satyrium titus watsoni (W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)
(Coral 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 titus (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 297, no. 130; cited Jones’ Icones vol. 6, pl. 44, fig. 2.

Original Combination: H[esperia]. R[urales]. Titus

Type locality: “Anglia”; stated to be “probably Newfoundland” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 99; suggested to be “Millhaven Plantation, Screven County, Georgia” by Gatrelle (2004), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 4(6): 7.

Types: Lectotype (#Rh1060) in BMNH, designated by Gatrelle (2004), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 4(6): 2, fig. 3 ♀ V, as “holotype.”

I.C.Z.N. Opinion 503 placed this name on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology as name no. 1605.

=    mopsus (Hübner, 1818)

Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [24], figs. 135 ♂ D, 136 ♂ V [1813], 24, no. 48 (1818, name given).

Original Combination: Chrysophanus Mopsus

Type Locality: “Georgien in Florida”; neotype from “Millhaven Plantation, Screven Co., Georgia.”

Types: Type(s) probably lost; neotype in MGCL, designated by Gatrelle (2004), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 4(6): 7, fig. 5 ♀ V.

Rusticus mopsus Hübner, 1808, Erste Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett.: 6, was described in a document that was suppressed by I.C.Z.N. Opinion 789.


Satyrium titus watsoni (W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(3): 94, no. 363b.

Original Combination: Strymon titus race watsoni

Type Locality: “Kerrville, Texas” [Kerr County]

Types: Holotype in USNM.



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