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Synapte shiva (Evans, 1955)
(Faded Faceted-Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

W Mexico to Nicaragua


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

Genus Synapte Mabille, 1904

In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. (17b): 133. Type-species: Carystus salenus Mabille, 1883, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 27(c.r.)(31): lx-lxi, by monotypy.

      =    ‡Godmania Skinner & Ramsden, 1924

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 75: 321. Type-species: Goniloba malitiosa Herrich-Schäffer, 1865, Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 19(3/4): 54, no. 11, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Godmania Horvath, 1919, Ann. Mus. Hungar. 17: 211, 222.


Synapte shiva Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 53.

Original Combination: [Synapte syraces] shiva

Type Locality: “Dos Arroyas, Guerrero, 1000 feet” [Mexico]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

A. Warren et al. (1998), J. Lepid. Soc. 52(1): 53, and A. Warren (2000), in: Llorente et al., Biodiver. Taxon. Biogeogr. Artrópod. Méx. 2: 556, among other recent authors, considered S. syraces (Godman, 1901), in: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(161): 595-596, no. 3; 3(163): pl. 103, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♂ genitalia, and S. shiva to be distinct species-level taxa.

Bailowitz and Brock (1991), Butts. SE Ariz.: 72, recorded this species from the United States (as Synapte syraces shiva). Opler and A. Warren (2002), Sci. Names List Butts. N. A.: 10, discussed the uncertainty as to which species of Synapte the Arizona record represents.



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