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Staphylus mazans (Reakirt, [1867])
(Mazans Sootywing)

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

 Genus Staphylus Godman & Salvin, 1896

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(131): 429. Type-species: Helias ascalaphus Staudinger, 1876, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 25: 116, no. 31, by original designation.

=    Scantilla Godman & Salvin, 1896

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(131): 437. Type-species: Scantilla opites Godman & Salvin, 1896, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(131): 437; 3(138): pl. 90, figs. 3, 4, 5 (= Tagiades vincula Plötz, 1886, Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 47(1-3): 113; synonym), by monotypy.


Staphylus mazans (Reakirt, [1867])

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 18(3): 335, no. 35.

Original Combination: Carcharodus mazans

Type Locality: “Mexico (near Vera Cruz)” [Veracruz]

Types: Type(s) may be lost.

Reakirt described many taxa from “coll. W. H. Edwards” Some of his types are in the Strecker collection (FMNH), and others might be in W. H. Edwards’ collection (CMNH). L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 208, note 40, were unable to find the type(s) of this taxon.



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