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Thespieus macareus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
(Chestnut-marked Skipper)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

TX (one-time stray), E & W Mexico to Venezuela


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

Genus Thespieus Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(158): 519. Type-species: Hesperia dalman Latreille, [1824], Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (717), 747, no. 48, by original designation.


Thespieus macareus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)

Corresp-Bl. zool.-min. Ver. Regensburg 23(12): 192, no. 53.

Original Combination: [Goniloba] macareus

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Lectotype in ZMHB, designated by Mielke and Casagrande (2002), Revta. bras. Zool. 19(supl. 1): 66.

            =    emacareus (Plötz, 1882)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 43(10-12): 438, no. 148; cited unpublished pl. 393.

Original Combination: [Hesperia] Emacareus

Type Locality: “Venezuela”

Types: Type(s) may be in ZSMC or lost.

Godman (1907), Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)20(116): 139, determined this synonymy through an examination of the unpublished drawing made by Plötz.

            =    cacajo Dyar, 1913

Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 44(1951): 280.

Original Combination: Thespieus cacajo

Type Locality: “Naranjo, Guerrero, Mexico, 3,000 feet”

Types: Lectotype (#14489) in USNM, designated by Mielke and Casagrande (2002), Revta. bras. Zool. 19(supl. 1): 66, but the original description noted that the holotype (#21216) is in the USNM.



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