Species Marpesia zerynthia - Waiter Daggerwing - Hodges#4548
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Cyrestinae (Daggerwings, Map Butterflies)
Genus Marpesia (Daggerwings)
Species zerynthia (Waiter Daggerwing - Hodges#4548)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Marpesia zerynthia Hübner, 
Syn: Nymphalis coresia Godart, 
rare stray to s. & w. TX / Mex. to S. Amer. - (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
(BOA); plus 1x stray to se AZ (BG data), BAMONA includes record from Houston.
Re: Mexico: William H. Howe and James Jacques spent 5 months around Tamazunchale
, in southern San Luis Potosi, Mexico from January to June. By June, Marpesia coresia
assembled along the mudflats along the Rio Axtla. (Welling M., 1978). Southern SLP seems to be the northernmost locality where this sp. occurs annually. (7)
Durden reports, "I never encountered this species in Tamaulipas or states east of the Chihuahuan Desert." (C.J. Durden, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2015)
see discussion in DeVries (1987) (8)
Brock & Kaufman (2003), "rare stray to south Texas" (6)
Bordelon & Knudson (2002), "very rare stray to TX, not reported from the valley, so far." (9)
Neck (1996), "rare stray to Rio Grande Valley, Far West [Texas]" (5)
Scott (1986), "rare stray to w and s Tex. (July, Oct.) (4)
Howe (1975), "El Paso, Tex., Oct. 2, 1910. LACM." (3)
(see Plate 15. LACM = Los Angeles County Museum)
Klots (1951), "occasional in southern Texas (Pharr, October)" (2)
Holland (1898), "sometimes found in Texas" (1)
Edwards (1872), "Hab.
-Texas; New Mexico." (10)
- stray to s. TX
Marpesia chiron (Fabricius)
Welling M., E.C. 1978. ZONE 9: THE NORTHERN NEOTROPICS. Pg. 6. In
: J. Brewer. (editor). News of the Lepidopterists Society, May/Jun (3): 1-12. (Full PDF
Butterflies of America
- BOA ("one-time stray to S TX")
Butterflies and Moths of North America
- BAMONA (4 TX county records, including Houston)
Davidson Insect Digitization Project
- databased AZ spmn at Davidson College, N.C. (Sep-86, East of Tucson, AZ)
Moth Photographers Group
- MPG (no records shown)
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Howe, W. H. (editor). 1975. Doubleday and Co., Garden City, NY. xiii + 633.
|5.||A field guide to butterflies of Texas|
Neck, R.W. 1996. Gulf Publishing Co., Houston. xvii + 323 pp.
|6.||Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)|
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
|7.||A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America|
Glassberg, J. 2007. Sunstreak Books, Morristown, NJ. 266 pp.
|9.||Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Part 1 : Butterflies.|
Bordelon, C. and E. Knudson. 2002. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. viii + 84 pp., 20 plates.
|10.||Synopsis of North American Butterflies. Volume I.|
Edwards, W.H. 1872. American Entomological Society, Philadelphia. vi + 52 pp.