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Strymon melinus franki W. D. Field, 1938
(Gray Hairstreak)

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

Genus Strymon Hübner, 1818

Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 22. Type-species: Rusticus melinus Hübner, 1818, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [22], figs. 121, 122; 22, no. 61, by designation of N. Riley (1922), J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 28(2): 472. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 541 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 1332.

      =    ‡Callipareus Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 51. Type-species: Rusticus melinus Hübner, 1818, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [22], figs. 121, 122; 22, no. 61, by original designation. A junior objective synonym of Strymon.

=    Callicista Grote, 1873

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 1(3): 178. Type-species: Callicista ocellifera Grote, 1873, Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 1(3): 178-179 (= Thecla istapa Reakirt, [1867], Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 18(3): 339, no. 46; synonym), by monotypy.

      =    ‡Uranotes Scudder, 1876

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 107, no. 11. Type-species: Rusticus melinus Hübner, 1818, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [22], figs. 121, 122; 22, no. 61, as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Callipareus Scudder (1872), erroneously thought preoccupied. A junior objective synonym of Strymon Hübner, 1818.

=    Eiseliana Toledo, 1978

Acta zool. Lilloana 33(1): 80. Type-species: Eiseliana koehleri Toledo, 1978, Acta zool. Lilloana 33(1): 80, fig.

=    Heoda K. Johnson, L. Miller & J. Herrrera, 1992

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (23): 5-7. Type-species: Thecla heodes H. H. Druce, 1909, Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1909(3): 436-437, pl. 11, figs. 10, 11.

 

melinus group Robbins & Nicolay, 2002

J. Lepid. Soc. 55(3): 97.

 

Strymon melinus Hübner, 1818

Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [22], figs. 121 ♂ D, 122 ♂ V [1813], 22, no. 61 (1818, name given).

Original Combination: Strymon Melinus

Type Locality: “Georgien in Florida”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Opinion 503 placed this name on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology as name no. 1602. This taxon was first called Rusticus melinus by Hübner (1808), Erste Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett.: 5, but this work was suppressed by I.C.Z.N. Opinion 789.

=    hyperici (Boisduval & Le Conte, 1833)

Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (10): 90, pl. 28, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♀ D, 3 ♀ V, 4 larva, 5 pupa (1833); (11): pl. 32 [1835]).

Original Combination: Thecla Hyperici

Type Locality: “Géorgie et en Floride?”

Types: Described, at least in part, from a John Abbot drawing. The specimens upon which this drawing was based are probably lost. Oberthür (1920), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 17: pl. 505, fig. 4208 ♂ D&V, figured what he considered to be the “type” from the Boisduval collection, now probably at USNM. Calhoun (2004), J. Lepid. Soc. 58(3): 156, discussed the dubious nature of such “types” from the Boisduval collection.

=    ‡”youngi” W. D. Field, 1936

J. Entomol. & Zool. 28(2): 25.

Original Combination: Strymon melinus tr. f. youngi

Type Locality: “Miami. Florida” [Miami-Dade County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

 

Strymon melinus franki W. D. Field, 1938

J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 11(4): 127-129.

Original Combination: Strymon melinus franki

Type Locality: “Lawrence, Kansas” [Douglas County]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

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