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Strymon rufofusca (Hewitson, 1877)
(Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak)

Pinned Specimens
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

S TX, E & W Mexico to Paraguay, Lesser Antilles

Synonymy

(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 rufofusca (Hewitson, 1877)

Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 1(7): 196; 2(7): pl. 78, figs. 627 ♀ D, 628 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Thecla Rufo-fusca

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Holotype (#Rh1008) in BMNH.

            =    valentina Berg, 1896

An. Mus. Nac. (Buenos Aires) (2)5: 3, fig. 3a.

Original Combination: Thecla (Uranotes) valentina

Type Locality: “Corduba, Reipublicae Argentinae...Sierra de Córdoba” [Córdoba, Argentina]

Types: Holotype in MACN.

K. Johnson et al. (1990), Bull. Allyn Mus. (130): 21, erected a separate species-group for this and other taxa, and detailed differences between it and S. rufofusca.

            =    lucaris Weeks, 1905

Proc. New England Zool. Club 2: 102-103; figured by Weeks (1905), Ill. diurn. Lepid. 1: 42-43, pl. 10, fig. 1 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Thecla lucaris

Type Locality: “Bolivia, near Cusilluni”

Types: Holotype (#16666) in MCZ.

H. H. Druce (1907), Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1907(3): 623, determined this synonymy.

            =    grisea (Dufrane, 1939)

Bull. Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 79(7/8): 290.

Original Combination: Thecla melimus [sic!] grisea

Type Locality: “Trujillo, Pérou”

Types: Holotype in MNHP (de Joannis collection).

            =    guanensis Le Crom & K. Johnson, 1997

Revta. Thec. Colomb. 2(16): 15, text fig. 4 ♀ [not ♂] genitalia, photoplate XIII(c), fig. B ♀ D&V (holotype).

Original Combination: Strymon guanensis

Type Locality: “Colombia, Dept. Narino, El Patia”

Types: Holotype in ICNB.

                   =    ‡”nigriplaga” (Dufrane, 1939)

Bull. Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 79(7/8): 290.

Original Combination: [Thecla melimus grisea] ab. nigriplaga

Type Locality: “Trujillo, Pérou”

Types: “Holotype” in MNHP (de Joannis collection).

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