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Stallingsia smithi (H. Druce, 1896)
(Smith's Giant-Skipper)

Type Specimen
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SW MX (JAL, MICH, GRO, DF, MOR)

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Bibliography

Original description from:

Druce, Herbert 
(1891-1900) "Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera." 
London, Dulau & Co., Bernard Quaritch. v. 2, Supplement.
page 320, October 1896


3. Megathymus smithi, sp. n. (Tab. LXIX. fig. 5, ♂.)
Male. Primaries and secondaries dark brown; the primaries with a small spot at the end of the cell,
    three spots beyond it on the costal margin near the apex, and a submarginal row of small spots extending
    almost to the anal angle, the cell pale yellow, the fringe alternately pale yellow and brown; the secondaries
    with a submarginal row of rather indistinct yellow spots extending from near the apex to the anal angle,
    the fringe white; the underside of the primaries brown, with the spots as above, but larger and whiter,
    that of the secondaries brown, broadly bordered with grey from the base to the anal angle, and with two
    zigzag white lines crossing from the costal to the inner margin: head, thorax, and abdomen dark brown,
    the underside of the palpi and part of that of the thorax white; antenne brown above, white beneath,
    the tip black. Expanse 2 ½ inches.
    
Hab. MEXICO, Amula in Guerrero 6000 feet (H. H. Smith).

One specimen, captured in September 1888. This species is allied to M. indecisus,
Butl. & Druce.

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