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Siproeta s. stelenes (Linnaeus, 1758)
(Malachite)

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Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Croix

Synonymy

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

Genus Siproeta Hübner, [1823]

Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [48]. Type-species: Siproeta trayja Hübner, [1823], Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: pl. [48], figs. 1, 2, by monotypy.

=    Victorina Blanchard, 1840

In: Castelnau, Hist. Nat. Ins. 3: 447. Type-species: Papilio stelenes Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 465, no. 39, by original designation.

=    Amphirene E. Doubleday, 1845

List Spec. Lepid. Brit. Mus. 1: 86. Type-species: Vanessa epaphus Latreille, 1813, in: Humboldt & Bonpland, Voy. Rég. Équinox, Part 2 (Observ. Zool.) 2(9); 74-75, no. 119, pl. 35, figs. 3, 4, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 110.

      =    ‡Amphirene Boisduval, 1870

Consid. Lépid. Guat.: 43. Type-species: Vanessa epaphus Latreille, 1813, in: Humboldt & Bonpland, Voy. Rég. Équinox, Part 2 (Observ. Zool.) 2(9); 74-75, no. 119, pl. 35, figs. 3, 4, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Amphirene E. Doubleday, 1845, List Spec. Lepid. Brit. Mus. 1: 86.

      =    ‡Aphnaea Capronnier, 1881

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 25: 101. Type-species: Papilio stelenes Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 465, no. 39, by monotypy. A junior objective synonym of Victorina.

 

Siproeta stelenes (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Siproeta stelenes stelenes (Linnaeus, 1758)

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 465, no. 39; cited Petiver (1703), Gazophylacium: pl. 13, fig. 1 (as “Papilio Jamaicansis”), Merian (1705), Ins. Surinam.: pl. 2 (in error, actually Philaethria dido Linnaeus (1763), Cent. Ins. Rar.: 25, no. 74), and Sloane (1725), Voy. Isl. Mad. Barb. Nieves, St. Christ. Jam. 2: 217, pl. 239. figs. 9, 10; figured by Clerck [1764], Icon. Ins. 2: pl. 35, fig. 2 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. E[ques Achivus] Stelenes

Type Locality: “America”; defined as “Jamaica” by W. Comstock (1944), Sci. Surv. Puerto Rico & Virgin Is. 12(4): 458, and R. Fox and A. Forbes (1971), Ann. Carnegie Mus. 43(8): 238.

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 382.

=    jason (Linnaeus, 1758)

Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 485-486, no. 171.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. B[arbarus]. Jason

Type Locality: “Indiis”

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

As indicated by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 339, and Lamas et al. (2004), Atl. Neotrop. Lepid. Chcklst. Part 4A: 252, this name may best be treated as a nomen dubium. Its position in this synonymy is tentative.

=    lavinia (Fabricius, 1775)

Syst. Entomol.: 450, no. 32.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. E[ques]. A[chivus]. Lavinia

Type Locality: “America”; defined as “St. Croix, Virgin I. W. I.” by R. Fox and A. Forbes (1971), Ann. Carnegie Mus. 43(8): 238. [U. S. Virgin Islands]

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

=    ‡dotata (Fabricius, 1938)

In: Bryk, Syst. Glossat.: 15, no. 7; cited Papilio lavinia Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 22, no. 64, which is the same taxon as Papilio lavinia Fabricius, 1775, above.

Original Combination: U[rania]. Dotata

Proposed as a replacement name for Papilio lavinia, and a junior objective synonym of that name.

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