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Thessia jalapus (Plötz, 1881)
(Jalapus Cloudywing)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S Texas (rare stray) to Colombia


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

  Genus Thessia Steinhauser, 1989

Bull. Allyn Mus. (127): 11-12. Type-species: Eudamus athesis Hewitson, 1867, Descr. one hundred new spec. Hesp. (1): 8, no. 11, by original designation.


Thessia jalapus (Plötz, 1881)

Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 43(1-3): 100, no. 81; cited unpublished pl. 134.

Original Combination: [Eudamus] Jalapus

Type Locality: “Jalappe” [Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico]

Types: Holotype (#4960) in ZMHB.

            =    xerxes (E. Bell, 1934)

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 29(3): 90-92, pl. 6, fig. 2 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Telegonus xerxes

Type Locality: “British Honduras” [Belize]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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