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Polites Scudder, 1872
Polites Scudder, 1872; 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 78, TS: Hesperia peckius Kirby
Hedone Scudder, 1872; 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 79, TS: Hesperia brettus Boisduval & Leconto
= ; [NL4A, 77]
Limochores Scudder, 1872; 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 80, TS: Hesperia manataaqua Scudder
= ; [NL4A, 77]
Pyrrhosidia Scudder, 1874; Mem. Boston Soc. nat. Hist. 2 (Pt 3, No. 4): 346 nota, TS: Hesperia mystic Edwards
= ; [NL4A, 77]
Chaerephon Godman, [1900]; in Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2: 474 (preocc. Dobson, 1878), TS: Pamphila citrus Mabille
= ; [NL4A, 77]
Poanopsis Godman, [1900]; in Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2: 486, TS: Pamphila puxillius Mabille
= ; [NL4A, 77]
Yvretta Hemming, 1935; Stylops 4: 3 (repl. Chaerephon Godman, [1900]), TS: Papmphila citrus Mabille

Limnocheres ; Keferstein, 1874, (missp.)
Limnochares ; Kirby, 1876, (missp.)
Limophores ; Weeks, 1901, (missp.)
Limochroes ; Dyar, 1902, (missp.)
Choerephon ; Mabille, 1904, (missp.)
Potytes ; Engel, 1908, (missp.)
Chaerophon ; Hayward, 1941, (missp.)
Limochoris ; Watson, 1946, (missp.)
Pyrrhosydia ; Evans, 1955, (missp.)
Politas ; Shull & Badger, 1972, (missp.)
Politex ; Biezanko et al., 1974, (missp.)
Yuretta ; R. G. Maza & Bezaury, 1992, (missp.)
Pyrrhosia ; Warren, 2000, (missp.)
Polites (Hesperiinae) ; [NL4A, 77]

The themistocles species-group
themistocles ; MacNeill, 1993, J. Lep. Soc. 47: 178, 183

Polites themistocles (Latreille, 1824)
ENA. See [About maps] Tawny-edged Skipper
themistocles (Latreille, 1824); , TL: "Amerique meridionale"
taumas (Fabricius, 1787); (preocc. Hufnagel, 1766)
thaumas (Fabricius, 1793); (preocc. Hufnagel, 1766)
phocion (Fabricius, 1798); (preocc. Farbricius, 1781)
cernes (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1830]); Hist. Lép. Am. Sept. (11-22): pl. 56, f. 1
Hesperia ahaton Harris, 1862
Polites themistocles, E.H. Strickland Ent. Mus, U of [ALBERTA]
Polites themistocles, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Thymelicus cernes ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Polites themistocles ; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 36]; [NACL, #4041]; [BOC, 92]; [Opler]

Larva on Panicum, Digitaria, Poa [BOC]

P. t. turneri Freeman, 1944
British Columbia Polites themistocles turneri Freeman, 1944; Ent. News. 55 (2): (47-48) , TL: Jesmond, British Columbia

Polites peckius (Kirby, 1837)
N.USA, Canada. See [About maps] Pecks's Skipper Yellowpatch Skipper
Hesperia peckius Kirby, 1837; in Richardson, Fauna Boreal Amer. II [4]: 300, pl. 4, f. 2-3, TL: N.Amer.
Papilo coras Cramer, [1775]; Uitl. Kapellen 1 (1-7): 51, pl. 31, f. F, TL: "Surinam"
Hesperia wamsutta Harris, 1862; , TL: Massachusetts
= Polites coras ; [NL4A, #1999]
Pamphila enys Butler, 1870; (nom. nud.)
= Polites coras ; [NL4A, #1999]
Polites peckius, E.H. Strickland Ent. Mus, U of [ALBERTA]
Polites peckius, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites peckius, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Polites peckius, Georgia Lepidoptera (USA) [GALEPS]
peckii ; Morris, 1862, (missp.)
pekii ; Herrich-Schäffer, 1869, (missp.)
wansutta ; Bean, 1874, (missp.)
packius ; Tietz, 1972, (missp.)
Polites coras ; [NACL, #4036]; [NL4A, #1999]
Polites peckius ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 34]; [BOC, 85]; [Opler]

Larva on Poaceae [NAB]


Polites mardon (Edwards, 1881)
Washington - California. See [About maps] Mardon Skipper Cascades Skipper Little Oregon Skipper
mardon (Edwards, 1881); Papilio 1 (4) : 47, TL: "small prairies near Puget Sound" [= Tenino, WA]
Polites mardon, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Thymelicus mardon ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Polites mardon ; [NACL, #4038]; [BOC, 88]; [Opler]

Larva on Festuca idahoensis, F. rubra? [BOC]

P. m. klamathensis Mattoon, Emmel & Emmel, 1998
Polites mardon klamathensis Mattoon, Emmel & Emmel, 1998; , TL: Soda Mtn Rd, Jackson Co., Oregon
Polites mardon klamathensis, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites mardon klamathensis ; [BOC, 88]

Polites draco (Edwards, 1871)
Colorado, Rocky Mountains, New Mexico, Arizona. See [About maps] Draco Skipper Rocky Mountain Skipper Dragon Skipper
Pamphila draco Edwards, 1871; Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 3 : 274, TL: Twin Lakes, Lake Co., Colorado
Polites draco, E.H. Strickland Ent. Mus, U of [ALBERTA]
Polites draco, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites draco, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Thymelicus draco ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Polites draco ; [NACL, #4039]; [BOC, 90]; [Opler]

Polites sabuleti (Boisduval, 1852)
California, N.Mexico. See [About maps] Sandhill Skipper Saltgrass Skipper
Hesperia sabuleti Boisduval, 1852; Ann. Soc. ent. Fr. (2) 10 : 316, TL: San Francisco
genoa (Plötz, 1883)
Polites sabuleti sabuleti, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites sabuleti sabuleti, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites sabuleti, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Polites sabuleti ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 35]; [NACL, #4037]; [BOC, 86]; [Opler]; [NL4A, #2004]
[sabuleti-1.jpg] 600x752 (~60Kb) USA: Dry Falls / Sun Lakes State Park, Grant Co., WA, 9.7.2000, Photo © Markku Savela [sabuleti-2v.jpg] 600x608 (~51Kb) underside USA: Dry Falls / Sun Lakes State Park, Grant Co., WA, 9.7.2000, Photo © Markku Savela [sabuleti-3a.jpg] 500x607 (~46Kb) USA: Dry Falls / Sun Lakes State Park, Grant Co., WA, 9.7.2000, Photo © Markku Savela
[sabuleti-3b.jpg] 600x623 (~52Kb) USA: Dry Falls / Sun Lakes State Park, Grant Co., WA, 9.7.2000, Photo © Markku Savela

Larva on Poaceae [NAB]


California Polites sabuleti sabuleti ; [NL4A, #2004a]
P. s. tecumseh (Grinnel, 1903)
California chispa (Wright, 1905)
Polites chispa ; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 31 (text)]
Polites sabuleti tecumseh ; [NACL, #4037a]
P. s. chusca (Edwards, 1873)
Arizona, California Hesperia sabuleti chusca Edwards, 1873; Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4 : 346, TL: Arizona
Polites sabuleti var. comstocki Gunder, 1925; Ent. News 36 : 7, TL: California
= ; [NL4A, #2004b]
chusa ; Maynard, 1901, (missp.)
chuska ; Barnes & McDunnough, 1917, (missp.)
Thymelicus chusca ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Polites sabuleti chusca ; [NACL, #4037b]; [NL4A, #2004b]
P. s. margaretae Miller & MacNeill, 1969
Baja California Polites sabuleti margaretae Miller & MacNeill, 1969; , TL: Santa Maria Bay, Baja California
Polites sabuleti margaretae, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites sabuleti margaretae, Butterflies of America [BOA]
margeretae ; J. Maza et al., 1991, (missp.)
Polites sabuleti margaretae ; [NL4A, #2004c]
P. s. ministigma Scott, 1981
P. s. alkaliensis Austin, 1987
Nevada, E.Washington Polites sabuleti alkaliensis Austin, 1987; Bull. Allyn Mus. 109: (1-24), TL: Granite Mts, Washoe Co., Nevada
Polites sabuleti alkaliensis ; [BOC, 86]
P. s. albamontana Austin, 1987
Nevada Polites sabuleti albamontana Austin, 1987; Bull. Allyn Mus. 109: (1-24)
Polites sabuleti albamontana, Butterflies of America [BOA]
P. s. sinemaculata Austin, 1987
Polites sabuleti sinemaculata Austin, 1987; Bull. Allyn Mus. 109: (1-24)
P. s. nigrescens Austin, 1987
Polites sabuleti nigrescens Austin, 1987; Bull. Allyn Mus. 109: (1-24)
P. s. pallida Austin, 1987
Polites sabuleti pallida Austin, 1987; Bull. Allyn Mus. 109: (1-24)
P. s. aestivalis Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 1998
California, S.Oregon Polites sabuleti aestivalis Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 1998; , TL: SE.Scott Mtn Summit, Trinity Co., California
Polites sabuleti aestivalis ; [BOC, 86]
P. s. channelensis Emmel & Emmel, 1998
California Polites sabuleti channelensis Emmel & Emmel, 1998; , TL: Santa Rosa Island,China Camp, 50 Ft, Santa Barbara Co., California

Polites norae MacNeill, 1993
Mexico. See [About maps] Polites norae MacNeill, 1993; J. Lep. Soc. 47: 192, f. 6-7, 15-16, 22, 26, 30-33, TL: Mexico, Sonora, Bacochibampo Bay
Polites norae, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites norae, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites norae ; [NL4A, #2000]

The ? species-group

Polites baracoa (Lucas, 1857)
S.NA.Georgia, Florida, Antilles. See [About maps] Baracoa Skipper
Hesperia baracoa Lucas, 1857; in Sagra, Hist. fis. pol. nat. Isla Cuba (2) 7 : 650, TL: Cuba
Polites baracoa baracoa, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites baracoa, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Polites baracoa ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 31]; [NACL, #4040]; [NL4A, #1996]; [Opler]

Larva on Poaceae, Sacchinarum officinarum [NAB]

Cuba, Florida Pamphila amadis Herrich-Schäffer, 1863; , TL: Cuba
= ; [NL4A, #1996a]
Pamphila myus French, 1885; , TL: USA(Florida)
= ; [NL4A, #1996a]
Polites baracoa baracoa ; [NL4A, #1996a]
P. b. loma Evans, 1955
Haiti baracoa loma Evans, 1955; , TL: Haiti
Polites baracoa loma ; [NL4A, #1996b]

The origenes species-group
origenes ; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): 25-32

Polites origenes (Fabricius, 1793)
E.USA. See [About maps] Crossline Skipper
Hesperia origenes Fabricius, 1793; Ent. Syst. 3 (1): 328
Hesperia manataaqua Scudder, 1863; Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 175
Polites origenes, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
P. origenes, Georgia Lepidoptera (USA) [GALEPS]
origines[sic, recte origenes] ; Lindsey, Bell & Williams
Limochroes manataaqua ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 55
Polites manataaqua ; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 32]
Polites origenes ; [NACL, #4042]; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): (25-32); [Opler]
Misidentified/misapplied:
cernes; Harris, 1862, (not Boisduval & Leconte, 1834)

Larva on Tridens flavus [NAB]

P. o. rhena (Edwards, 1878)
alcina (Skinner, 1893); Ent. News 4: 519
Thymelicus alcina ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Polites origenes rhena ; [NACL, #4042a]

Polites mystic (Edwards, 1863)
E.USA. See [About maps] Long Dash Mystic Skipper
Hesperia mystic Edwards, 1863; Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2 (1): 15, pl. 1, f. 3-4, TL: Hunter, New York
weetamoo (Scudder, 1889)
nubs (Scudder, 1889)
Polites mystic, E.H. Strickland Ent. Mus, U of [ALBERTA]
Polites mystic mystic, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites mystic, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Thymelicus mystic ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Polites mystic ; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 33]; [NACL, #4043]; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): (25-32); [BOC, 94]; [Opler]

Larva on Poa, Agropyron, Phleum [BOC]

P. m. dacotah (Edwards, 1871)
Hesperia dacotah Edwards, 1871; Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 3 : 277, TL: Georgetown, Colorado
pallida (Skinner, 1911)
Polites siris dacotah ;
Polites mystic dacotah ; [NACL, #4043a]

Polites sonora (Scudder, 1872)
California - British Columbia. See [About maps] Sonora Skipper Western Long Dash
Ochlodes sonora Scudder, 1872; , TL: Sierra Nevada, California
Polites sonora sonora, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites sonora sonora, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites sonora, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Polites sonora ; [NACL, #4044]; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): (25-32); [BOC, 96]; [Opler]; [NL4A, #2005]
Misidentified/misapplied:
sylvanoides; Wright, 1905, (not Boisduval, 1852)
columbia; Wright, 1905, (not Scudder, 1872)

Larva on Festuca idahoensis [NAB]

California ?Polites siris sonora ;
Polites sonora sonora ; [NL4A, #2005a]
P. s. siris (Edwards, 1881)
Washington Dog Star SKipper
sonora siris (Edwards, 1881); Papilio 1 (4) : 47, TL: "small prairies nr. Puget Sound"
Thymelicus siris ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Polites sonora siris ; [NACL, #4044a]
P. s. utahensis (Skinner, 1911)
Polites siris utahensis ;
Polites sonora utahensis ; [NACL, #4044b]
P. s. flaviventris Austin, 1998
Nevada Polites sonora flaviventris Austin, 1998; , TL: Alta Creek Basin, Humboldt Co., Nevada

Polites puxillius (Mabille, 1891)
Mexico. See [About maps] Pamphila puxillius Mabille, 1891; Bull. Soc. Ent. Belg. 35 (18): clxx (152), TL: Mexico
Polites puxillius, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites puxillius, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Poanopsis puxillius ; Godman & Salvin, [1900], Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2: 487, 3: pl. 93, f. 37-40; [BOW: pl. 85, f. 19]
Polites puxillius ; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): (25-32); [NL4A, #2002]

Polites pupillus (Plötz, 1882)
Mexico. See [About maps] Hesperia pupillus Plötz, 1882; , TL: [Mexico]
Amblyscirtes catahorma Dyar, 1916; , TL: Mexico, Guerrero
= ; [NL4A, #2001]
Polites pupillus, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites pupillus, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites pupillus ; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): (25-32); [NL4A, #2001]

The vibex species-group
vibex ; MacNeill, 1993, J. Lep. Soc. 47: 178

Polites vibex (Geyer, [1832])
CA - Argentina. See [About maps] Whirlabout
Thymelicus vibex Geyer, [1832]; Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 4 : 22, : pl. [118], f. 685-686, TL: West Indies
?osyka (Edwards, 1867); ♀
Polites vibex, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
P. vibex, Georgia Lepidoptera (USA) [GALEPS]
Thymelicus vibex ; Godman & Salvin, [1900], Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2: 480, 3: pl. 93, f. 12-16
margarita ; Draudt, 1924, (missp.)
Polites vibex ; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 38]; [NACL, #4045]; [Opler]; [NL4A, #2007]

Larva on Paspalum ciliatifolium, Poaceae [NAB]

West Indies, S.USA, Pennsylvania Thymelicus vibex Hübner, [1819]; (nom. nud.)
Hesperia brettus Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837]; Hist. Lép. Am. Sept. (23-26): pl. 75, f. 3-5, TL: Georgia
= ; [NL4A, #2007a]
Hesperia wingina Scudder, 1863; , TL: USA
= ; [NL4A, #2007a]
Hesperia morganta Plötz, 1883; , TL: "S.Amer."
= ; [NL4A, #2007a]
Hesperia unna Plötz, 1883; Stett. ent. Ztg 44 (4-6): 204, TL: Pennsylvania
= ; [NL4A, #2007a]
Thymelicus margarita Draudt, 1923; (nom. nud.)
= ; [NL4A, #2007a]
vibrex ; B. & K. Mather, 1958, (missp.)
vivex ; Guzmán, 1975, (missp.)
vibe ; Brown & Miller, 1980, (missp.)
Thymelicus brettus ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Hesperia unna ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 62
Polites vibex vibex ; [NL4A, #2007a]
P. v. praeceps (Scudder, 1872)
Texas, New Mexico, Mexico, French Guiana, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Guiana Hedone praeceps Scudder, 1872; 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 79, TL: Mexico, Oaxaca
Pamphila phormio Mabille, 1878; , TL: Brazil,Pará
= ; [NL4A, #2007e]
Pamphila sulfurina Mabille, 1878; , TL: French Guiana; Venezuela
= ; [NL4A, #2007e]
Pamphila lumida Möschler, 1879; Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 28 (Abh.) : 217, TL: Colombia
= ; [NL4A, #2007e]
Pamphila golenia Möschler, 1879; Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 28 (Abh.) : 218, TL: Colombia
= ; [NL4A, #2007e]
Hesperia zenckei Plötz, 1883; Stett. ent. Ztg 44 (4-6): 196, TL: Mexico
= ; [NL4A, #2007e]
Pamphila stigma Skinner, 1896; Can. Ent. 28 (7) : 188, TL: New Mexico; Texas
= ; [NL4A, #2007e]
?combinata (Plötz, 1883)
Hesperia combinata Godman, 1907; (nom. nud.)
= ; [NL4A, #2007e]
Lerema hypozona Dyar, 1918; Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 54 (2239) : 339, TL: Sierra de Guerrero, Mexico
= ; [NL4A, #2007e]
Polites vibex praeceps, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites vibex praeceps, Butterflies of America [BOA]

Hesperia zenckii ; Godman & Salvin, [1901], Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2: 637 (missp.)
lamida ; Godman, 1907, (missp.)
praceps ; Mather, 1967, (missp.)
Hylephila stigma ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 51
Polites phormio ; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 38 (text)]
Polites sulfurina ; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 38 (text)]
Polites vibex praeceps ; [NACL, #4045a]; [NL4A, #2007e]
P. v. brettoides (Edwards, 1883)
vibex brettoides (Edwards, 1883); Papilio 3 (4) : 71
Hesperia clara Plötz, 1883
Thymelicus brettus brettoides ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 52
Polites vibex brettoides ; [NACL, #4045b]
P. v. catilina (Plötz, 1886)
Brazil(Santa Catarina) Hesperia vibex catilina Plötz, 1886; , TL: Brazil, Santa Catarina
catilinea ; Weeks, 1901, (missp.)
catlina ; Mielke & Casagrande, 1992, (missp.)
Polites vibex catilina ; Brown & Mielke, 1967, J. Lep. Soc. 21 (3): 166; [NL4A, #2007c]
P. v. dictynna (Godman & Salvin, 1896)
St. Vincent, Grenada vibex dictynna (Godman & Salvin, 1896) (Hylephila); , TL: St. Vincent; Grenada
Polites vibex dictynna ; [NL4A, #2007d]
P. v. calla Evans, 1955
Peru Polites vibex calla Evans, 1955; , TL: Peru
Polites vibex calla ; [NL4A, #2007b]

The rhesus species-group
rhesus ; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): 32-39

Polites rhesus (Edwards, 1878)
Colorado, Arizona, ?. See [About maps] Plains Gray Skipper Rhesus Skipper
Pamphila rhesus Edwards, 1878; Field & Forest 3: 116, TL: Colorado
Hesperia axius Plötz, 1883; , TL: Colorado
= ; [NL4A, #2003]
Polites rhesus, E.H. Strickland Ent. Mus, U of [ALBERTA]
Polites rhesus, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites rhesus, Butterflies of America [BOA]
rhusus ; Woodworth, 1900, (missp.)
Chaerephon rhesus ; Godman & Salvin, [1900], Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2: 475, 3: pl. 93, f. 5-7
Erynnis rhesus ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 50
Yvretta rhesus ; [NACL, #4014]
Polites rhesus ; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): (32-39); [Opler]; [NL4A, #2003]

Larva on Bouteloua gracilis [NAB]


Polites carus (Edwards, 1883)
S.California, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico, Panama. See [About maps] Desert Gray Skipper Carus Skipper
Pamphila carus Edwards, 1883; Can. Ent. 15 (2) : 34, TL: Texas
Polites carus, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites carus, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Polites carus, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Yvretta carus carus, Butterflies of Southeastern Arizon [Bruce Walsh]
Erynnis carus ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 50
Yvretta carus ; [NACL, #4015]
Polites carus ; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): (32-39); [Opler]; [NL4A, #1998]
[carus-1.jpg] 800x746 (~88Kb) USA: LepSoc field trip to Patagonia region, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, 3.8.2005, Photo © Markku Savela


Polites subreticulata (Plötz, 1883)
Mexico, Honduras. See [About maps] Hesperia subreticulata Plötz, 1883
Pamphila citrus Mabille, 1889; Le Naturaliste 11 / (2) 3 : 144, f. 1, TL: Honduras
= ; [NL4A, #2006]
Chaerephon[?] reticulata Godman, 1900
Pamphila reticulata Godman, 1900; (nom. nud.), TL: Mexico
= ; [NL4A, #2006]
Polites subreticulata, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Polites subreticulata, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Chaerephon citrus ; Godman & Salvin, [1900], Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2: 475, 3: pl. 93, f. 1-4
Polites subreticulata ; Burns, 1994, J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): (32-39); [NL4A, #2006]
Misidentified/misapplied:
Yvretta carus subreticulata; [NACL, #4015a]

The ? species-group

Polites bittiae Lindsey, 1925
Peru. See [About maps] Polites bittiae Lindsey, 1925; , TL: Peru
Polites bittiae ; [NL4A, #1997]

Polites vibicoides de Jong, 1983
Surinam. See [About maps] Polites vibicoides de Jong, 1983; , TL: Surinam
Polites vibicoides ; [NL4A, #2008]


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References:
[ALBERTA]
University of Alberta, E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum; Browse Entomology Collection
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[BAMONA]
Opler, Pavulaan, Stanford & Pogue; Butterflies and Moths of North America; Mountain Prairie Information Node
[BCA]
electronic; BIOLOGIA CENTRALI-AMERICANA
[BOA]
Interactive Listing of American Butterflies; Listado Interactivo de la Mariposas Americanas; Butterflies of America
[BOC]
Robert Michael Pyle, 2002; The Butterflies of Cascadia
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[Bruce Walsh]
Bruce Walsh; e-mail: Bruce Walsh; The Moths of Southeastern Arizona; Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona
[FLNHM]
Florida Museum of Natural History ; Bulletin of the Allyn Museum
[GALEPS]
Moths and Butterflies of Georgia and the Southeastern United States; James K. Adams; Dept. of Natural Science, Dalton State College, Dalton, GA ; http://www.daltonstate.edu/galeps/index.htm
[HBN]
Francis Hemming, 1937; HÜBNER, A bibliographical and systematic account of the entomological works of Jacob Hübner and of the supplements thereto by Carl Geyer, Gottfried Franz von Frölich and Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer, Vol 1 & 2
[ILMB]
Interactive Listing of Mexican Butterflies
[JLS]
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society; the original J. Lep. Soc. articles
[LAMAS-NEO]
Gerardo Lamas; Bibliography of butterflies; An Annocated Bibliography of the Neotropical Butterflies and Skipper (Lepididoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea); Revised Electronic Edition (2007)
[NAB]
Pyle, 1981; Field Guide to North American Butterflies, National Audubon Society; ISBN 0-394-51914-0
[NACL]
Hodges, 1983; Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico
[NL4A]
Gerardo Lamas, 2004; Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera; Checklist: Part 4A; Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea
[Opler]
Opler & Warren, 2003 (April); Butterflies of North America. 2. Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico.


Some related literature:
Austin, 1987
Nevada populations of Polites sabuleti and the description of five new subspecies Bull. Allyn Mus. 109: 1-24
Boisduval, 1852
Lépidoptères de la Californie Ann. Soc. ent. Fr. (2) 10 : 275-324
Boisduval & Le Conte, [1830]; Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837]
Histoire générale et iconographie des lépidoptères et des chenilles de l'Amérique septentrionale Hist. Lép. Am. Sept. (1): 1-16. pl. 1-3 (1829), (2): 17-24, pl. 4-6 (1829), (3/4): 25-40, pl. 7-12 ([1830]), (5/6): 41-56, pl. 13-18 ([1830]), (7/8): 57-80, pl. 19-24 ([1830]), (9/10): 81-100, pl. 25-30 (1833), (11-22): 101-196, pl. 31-65 ([1835]), (23-26): 197-228, pl. 66-78 ([1837])
Brown & Mielke, 1967
Lepidoptera of the Central Brazil Plateau. I. Preliminary list of Rhopalocera (continued) J. Lep. Soc. 21 (3): 145-168
Burns, 1994
Split skippers: Mexican genus Poanopsis goes in the origenes group--and Yvretta form the rhesus group--of Polites J. Lep. Soc. 48 (1): 24-45
Cramer, [1775]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) Uitl. Kapellen 1 (1-7): 1-132, pl. 1-84 (1775), (8): 133-155, pl. 85-96 (1776)
Dyar, 1903
A List of North American Lepidoptera and Key to the Literature of this Order of Insects Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 1-723
Dyar, 1918
Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Mexico Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 54 (2239) : 335-372
Edwards, 1863
Descriptions of certain species of Diurnal Lepidoptera, found within the limits of the United States and British America. (No. 1-3) Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2 (1): 14-22, pl. 1, 11 (1863), (2): 78-82 (1863), (4): 501-507 (1864)
Edwards, 1871
Descriptions of new species of North American butterflies Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 3 : 266-277
Edwards, 1873
Descriptions of diurnal Lepidoptera found within the United States Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 4 : 343-348
Edwards, 1878
Descriptions of new species of North American Lepidoptera Field & Forest 3: 115-119, 142-144
Edwards, 1881
Description of new species of butterflies Papilio 1 (4) : 43-48
Edwards, 1883
Descriptions of new species of Hesperians found in the United States Papilio 3 (4) : 71-73
Edwards, 1883
Descriptions of new species of diurnal Lepidoptera found in British America and the United States Can. Ent. 15 (2) : 32-36
Freeman, 1944
A new subspecies of Polites themistocles (Latreille) from British Columbia, Canada (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, Hesperoidea) Ent. News. 55 (2) : 47-48
Godman & Salvin, [1900]; Godman & Salvin, [1901]; Godman in Godman & Salvin, [1900]
Biologia Centrali-Americana. Rhopalocera. (1887-1901) Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Rhop. 2: 1-782, 3: pl. 1-112
Gunder, 1925
Several New Varieties of and Aberrant Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera) from California Ent. News 36 : 1-9, pl. 1
Geyer, [1832]
Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge, Vol. 4 [1826]-1832 Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 4 : pl. [104-131], f. 601-764 (1826), : pl. [132-137], f. 765-800 (1827 - 1831), : [1-3], 4-6, [7], 8-48 (1832)
Lucas, 1857
Historia física política y natural de la Isla de Cuba. (Lepidópteros) in Sagra, Hist. fis. pol. nat. Isla Cuba (2) 7 : 474-750, pl. 14-17 (French Edition) (1857), : 202-313, pl. 14-17 (1857)
Mabille, 1889
Diagnoses de Lépidoptères nouveaux Le Naturaliste 11 / (2) 3 : 25,59,67-68,99,127,133-134,144-145,173-174,216-217,239
Mabille, 1891
Description d'Hespérides nouvelles Bull. Soc. Ent. Belg. 35 (16): lix-lxxxviii,[59-88], (17): cvi-cxxi,[106-121], (18): clxviii-clxxxvii,[168-187]
MacNeill, 1993
Comments on the genus Polites, with the description of a new species of the themistocles group from Mexico J. Lep. Soc. 47: 177-198
Möschler, 1879
Neue exotische Hesperidae Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 28 (Abh.) : 203-230
Plötz, 1883
Die Hesperiinen -- Gattung Hesperia Aut. und ihre Arten. (3) & (4) Stett. ent. Ztg 44 (1-3): 26-64, (4-6): 195-233
Scudder, 1872
A systematic Revision of some of the American Butterflies; with brief notes on those known to occur in Essex County, Mass. 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 24-83
Scudder, 1874
The species of the lepidopterous genus Pamphila Mem. Boston Soc. nat. Hist. 2 (Pt 3, No. 4): 341-353
Skinner, 1896
Two new hesperids Can. Ent. 28 (7) : 187-188


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