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Systasea zampa (W. H. Edwards, 1876)
(Arizona Powdered-Skipper)

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Larval Foodplants: Abutilon parishii S. Wats.

Baja, far S CA, S NV, S AZ, S NM, W TX, SON, CHIH, COAH

Synonymy

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

Genus Systasea W. H. Edwards, 1877

Can. Entomol. 9(6): 120. Type-species: Hesperia zampa W. H. Edwards, 1876, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 207-208, as replacement name for the genus Lintneria Auctorum. Because there was misunderstanding over the original description of Lintneria, this name was proposed to replace a “ghost.” According to Code Article 67.8, the type-species of Systasea is Papilio daunus Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(11): 44, pl. 126, fig. F; (16): 148 (index) (see Thorybes bathyllus); this issue needs to be addressed by the I.C.Z.N. in a petition to assign Hesperia zampa W. H. Edwards, 1876 as the type-species of Systasea. For now, traditional usage is maintained.

      =    ‡Lintneria W. H. Edwards, 1877

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 6(1): 57. Type-species: Hesperia zampa W. H. Edwards, 1876, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 207-208, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Lintneria Butler, 1876, Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 9: 620.

      =    ‡Plesiocera Mabille, 1891

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 35(c.r.)(17): cvi. Type-species: Plesiocera filipalpis Mabille, 1891, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 35(c.r.)(17): cvi (= Leucochitonea pulverulenta R. Felder, 1869, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 19: 478; synonym), by monotypy. Preoccupied by Plesiocera Macquart, 1841, Mém. Soc. R. Sci. Lille 1840: 360. The generic and specific diagnoses of Plesiocera filipalpis were based on the body of S. pulverulenta with a glued-on satyrine head.

 

Systasea zampa (W. H. Edwards, 1876)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 207-208.

Original Combination: Hesperia Zampa

Type Locality: “South Apache, Arizona”; corrected to “South [of Fort] Apache, Navajo County Arizona” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 613; neotype from “Arizona.”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by L. Miller (1970), Ann. Carnegie Mus. 41(5): 183-184, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V, 6 ♂ genitalia; figured by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): fig. 7 ♂ D&V.

The misapplication of the name zampa was explained in the neotype designation, and by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 613-615.

            =    evansi (E. Bell, 1941)

Entomol. News 52(6): 165-167, fig. 2 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Antigonus evansi

Type Locality: “Baboquivari Mountains, Arizona” [Pima County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

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