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Thymelicus l. lineola (Ochsenheimer, 1808)
(European Skipper)

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introduced; Newfoundland to VA & TN, W to MAN, S Rocky Mts.

Synonymy

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

Genus Thymelicus Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (7): 113. Type-species: Papilio acteon Rottemburg, 1775, Naturforscher 6: 30-31, no. 18, by designation of Butler (1870), Entomol. Mon. Mag. 7(76): 94.

=    Adopoea Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 81. Type-species: Papilio linea [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 160, no. 5 (= Papilio sylvestris Poda, 1761, Ins. Mus. graec.: 79, no. 51; synonym), by monotypy.

      =    ‡Pelion W. F. Kirby, 1858

List Brit. Rhop.: [3]. Type-species: Papilio linea [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 160, no. 5 (= Papilio sylvestris Poda, 1761, Ins. Mus. graec.: 79; synonym), by monotypy. A junior objective synonym of Adopoea Billberg, 1820. McHenry (1962), J. Lepid. Soc. 16(2): 104, examined Kirby’s rare document; this arrangement relies on his appraisal.

      =    ‡Doricha Moore, 1883

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(3): 317. Type-species: Papilio sylvestris Poda, 1761, Ins. Mus. graec.: 79, by original designation. Preoccupied by Doricha Reichenbach, 1853, J. Ornithologie 1(Aufzählung Colibris): 12.

 

Thymelicus lineola (Ochsenheimer, 1808)

Most of the Palearctic synonymy of this species is not listed. Asou and Sekiguchi (2002), Trans. Lepid. Soc. Japan 53(2): 103-109, detailed the close relationship between Japanese, American and European populations of this species.

 

Thymelicus lineola lineola (Ochsenheimer, 1808)

Schmett. Europ. 1(2): 230, no. 19.

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Lineola

Type Locality: “Germania”

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

                   =    virgula (Hübner, [1813])

Samml. europ. Schmett. 1: pl. 130, figs. 660 ♂ D, 661 ♂ V, 662 ♀ D, 663 ♀ V.

Original Combination: [Papilio] Virgula

Type Locality: “Europa”

Types: Type(s) may be in NMW, but probably lost.

                   =    kirbyi (Reed, 1877)

An. Univ. Chile 51(9): 722.

Original Combination: Pamphila Kirbyi

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Holotype in MHNS.

Hayward (1955), Entomol. 88(1110): 262, determined this synonymy.

                   =    ludovicae (Mabille, 1883)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 27: 118; (c. r.)(31): lxviii-lxix, in reference to p. 118.

Original Combination: Pamphila Ludovicae

Type Locality: “E Gallia in Montibus Arverniae...et Pyrenaeis” [France]

Types: Syntypes in MNHP and BMNH.

                         =    ‡”pallida” Tutt, 1896

Brit. Butts.: 136.

Original Combination: [Thymelicus lineola] Ab. pallida

Type Locality: not stated; “Britain” implied from the title of the book.

Types: Location of type(s) not known, possibly BMNH.

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