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Zizina o. otis (Fabricius, 1787)
(Lesser Grass Blue)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

Introduced to the Hawaiian Islands

Larval foodplant: Mimosa pudica

Synonymy

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


Genus Zizina Chapman, 1910

Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (4)1910(4): 482. Type-species: Polyommatus labradus Godart, [1824]; Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (612), 680, no. 197, by original designation.

 

Zizina otis (Fabricius, 1787)

Mantissa Ins. 2: 73, no. 689.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. P[lebejus]. R[uralis]. Otis

Type Locality: “China”

Types: Syntype in ZMUC.

This species was reported for Hawaii by Snyder et al. (2008), News Lepid. Soc. 50(1): 3-6, 11 figs.

=    sangra (Moore, [1866])

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1865(3): 772, no. 64, pl. 41, fig. 8 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: P[olyommatus]. sangra

Type Locality: “Bengal” [India/Bangladesh]

Types: Syntype(s) in BMNH.

=    oriens (Butler, 1883)

Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 11 (66): 403, 417, no. 64.

Original Combination: Zizera oriens

Type Locality: “Pasananca valley, Mindanao” [Philippines]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

=    parasangra Toxopeus, 1929

Tijdschr. Entomol. 72(3/4): 206.

Original Combination: Zizina parasangra

Type Locality: “Küstengebiet von Nordost-Sumatra (Deli)” [Indonesia]

Types: Location of holotype not known.

=    kuli Toxopeus, 1929

Tijdschr. Ent. 72(3/4): 207.

Original Combination: Zizina kuli

Type Locality: “Deli, Sumatra” [Indonesia]

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

=    annetta Toxopeus, 1929

Tijdschr. Ent. 72(3/4): 207.

Original Combination: Zizina annetta

Type Locality: “Perapat, am Toba-See” [Indonesia]

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

=    soeriomataram Kalis, 1938

Ent. Rundsch. 55: 197.

Original Combination: Zizina soeriomataram

Type Locality: “Kangean” [Kangean Islands, Indonesia]

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

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