bathyllus (J. E. Smith, 1797)
Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)
Genus Thorybes Scudder, 1872
4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 71. Type-species: Papilio bathyllus J. E. Smith, 1797, in: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: 43, pl. 22, by original designation.
= ‡Lintneria W. H. Edwards & Butler, 1877
In: W. H. Edwards, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 6(1): 57, 67. Type-species: Papilio daunus Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(11): 44, pl. 126, fig. F (= Papilio bathyllus J. E. Smith, 1797, in: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: 43, pl. 22; probably a misidentified type species), by original designation. Preoccupied by Lintneria Butler, 1876, Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. 9: 620. This genus has been treated as described twice in the same document (e.g., L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 11, 177) but it is clear that the reference in the text (p. 57) is only that. In the description (p. 67), Hesperia zampa is mentioned as one of the species contained within the new genus Lintneria, but the type is given as above. See comments under Systasea.
= Cocceius Godman & Salvin, 1894
Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 2(114): 336. Type-species: Eudamus pylades Scudder, 1870, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 13: 207, by original designation.
Thorybes bathyllus (J. E. Smith, 1797)
In: Smith & Abbot, Ins. Georgia 1: 43-44, pl. 22, figs. ♂ D, ♀ D, ♀ V, larva, pupa.
Original Combination: Papilio Bathyllus
Type Locality: “Georgia” implied from the notes for the original drawing by John Abbot; suggested to be “Burke County, Georgia” by Calhoun (2006), J. Lepid. Soc. 60(1): 31.
Types: Described, at least in part, from a John Abbot drawing. The male specimen which was the model for the image on plate 22 was selected as lectotype by Calhoun (2006), J. Lepid. Soc. 60(1): 31, fig. 21 ♂ D; it is probably lost.
= ‡daunus (Cramer, 1777)
Uitl. Kapellen 2(11): 44, pl. 126, fig. F ♂ D; (16): 148 (index).
Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Pleb[ejus]. Urbicol[a]. Daunus
Type Locality: “Surinamen” “Suriname”, probably in error.
Types: Type(s) probably lost.
The original description and illustration do not unambiguously identify this skipper. The type locality as given is outside the range of T. bathyllus, but may be erroneous. Calhoun (2007), J. Lepid. Soc. 60(1): 105-112, analyzed the original drawing and confirmed that Papilio daunus Cramer, 1777, is a nomen dubium.
= syloson (Mabille, 1903)
In: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. (17a): 39.
Original Combination: Cocceius syloson
Type Locality: “Cayenne”, in error. Mabille and Boullet , Annls. Sci. Nat., Zool. (10)2(4-6): 232, corrected this to “Etats-Unis.”
Types: Syntypes in MNHP.