[HOME] [INDEXES] < Life < Insecta < Lepidoptera < Ditrysia < Hesperioidea < Hesperiidae < Megathyminae
Megathymus Scudder, 1872
Megathymus Scudder, 1872; 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 83 (62), TS: Eudamus yuccae Boisduval & Le Conte
Methymus ; Forbes, 1906, (missp.)
Megathimus ; Madariaga, 1931, (missp.)
Mgathymus ; Stallings & Turner, 1958, (missp.)
Megathymus (Hesperiinae) ; [Opler]
Megathymus (Megathyminae) ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 5
Megathymus (Megathymini) ; [NL4A, 86]

Megathymus yuccae (Boisduval & Le Conte, [1834])
-. See [About maps] Yucca Giant Skipper
Eudamus yuccae Boisduval & Le Conte, [1834]; Hist. Lép. Am. Sept. (23-26): pl. 70, TL: Aiken Co., South Carolina [neotype, Freeman, 1952]
Megathymus yuccae, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Megathymus yuccae ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 46; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 8; [NACL, #4145]; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 17]; [Opler]; [NL4A, #2362]

Larva on Yucca, (except Y. whipplei) [NAB]

North Carolina, South Carolina, NA.Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana Megathymus yuccae alabamae Freeman, 1943; Ent. News 54 (9): (211-217) , TL: Anniston, [Calhoun Co.], Alabama
= ; Freeman, 1952, #REF#a: 29; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 9
Megathymus yuccae ; Scudder, 1872, 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 83
Megathymus yuccae yuccae ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 9

Larva on Yucca filamentosa, Y. smalliana, Y. flaccida Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 9

M. y. buchholzi Freeman, 1952
Florida Megathymus yuccae buchholzi Freeman, 1952; Field & Lab. 20 (1): 31, TL: Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., Florida
Megathymus yuccae buchholzi ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 9; [NACL, #4145a]

Larva on Yucca smalliana, Y. aloifoia Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 10

M. y. arizonae Tinkham, 1954
Mexico, Arizona Megathymus yuccae arizonae Tinkham, 1954; Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci. 53: 81, pl. 2, TL: Mountain View, Pima Co., Arizona
Megathymus yuccae arizonae, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Megathymus yuccae arizonae, Butterflies of Southeastern Arizon [Bruce Walsh]
Megathymus coloradensis arizonae ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 19; [NACL, #4146h]
Megathymus yuccae arizonae ; [NL4A, #2362a]

Larva on Yucca thornberyi, Y. elata Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 19

M. y. coloradensis Riley, 1877
Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico Colorado Giant Skipper
Megathymus coloradensis Riley, 1877; Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis, 3: 568, TL: nr Colorado Springs, Colorado
Megathymus coloradensis ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 10
Megathymus coloradensis coloradensis ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 13
Megathymus coloradensis ; [NACL, #4146]

Larva on Yucca glauca Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 13

M. y. elidaensis Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1966
Megathymus yuccae elidaensis Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1966; JLS#: 170, TL: SW of Elida, Roosevel Co., New Mexico
Megathymus coloradensis elidaensis ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 14; [NACL, #4146a]

Larva on Yucca intermedia var. ramosa Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1966, J. Lep. Soc. 20: 171, Yucca glauca Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 14

M. y. browni Stallings & Turner, 1960
Megathymus yuccae browni Stallings & Turner, 1960; Ent. News 71 (5) : 112, TL: Salina, Sevier Co., Utah
Megathymus coloradensis browni ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 15; [NACL, #4146c]

Larva on Yucca harrimaniae Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 15

M. y. stallingsi Freeman, 1943
Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Megathymus yuccae stallingsi Freeman, 1943; Ent. News 54 (9) : 214, TL: Caldwell, Summer Co., Kansas
Megathymus yuccae stallingsi f. dee Freeman, 1943; Ent. News 54 (9) : 216, TL: Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas
Megathymus coloradensis stallingsi ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 16; [NACL, #4146d]

Larva on Yucca arkansana, Y. pallida Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 16

M. y. reinthali Freeman, 1963
Texas Megathymus yuccae reinthali Freeman, 1963; J. Lep. Soc. 17 (2): 91, TL: two miles W of Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt Co., Texas
Megathymus coloradensis reinthali ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 16; [NACL, #4146e]

Larva on Yucca louisianensis, Y. freemanii Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 16

M. y. martini Stallings & Turner, 1956
Mexico, California (W.Mojave Desert) Megathymus yuccae martini Stallings & Turner, 1956; Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci., 55: 150, pl. 3, TL: Little Rock, Los Angeles Co., California
Megathymus coloradensis martini ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 17; [NACL, #4146f]
Megathymus yuccae martini ; [NL4A, #2362d]

Larva on Yucca brevifolia, Yucca schidigera Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 17

M. y. maudae Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1966
California (E.Mojave Desert) Megathymus yuccae maudae Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1966; J. Lep. Soc. 20: 169, TL: Providence Mts, San Bernardino Co., California
Megathymus coloradensis maudae ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 18; [NACL, #4146g]

Larva on Yucca schidigera Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 18

M. y. albasuffusus R., J. & D. Wielgus, 1974
Megathymus coloradensis albasuffusus R., J. & D. Wielgus, 1974
Megathymus coloradensis albasuffusa ;
Megathymus coloradensis albasuffusus ; [NACL, #4146i]
M. y. reubeni Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1963
Mexico, Texas Megathymus yuccae reubeni Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1963; J. Lep. Soc. 17: 87, TL: Hueco Mts, El Paso Co., Texas
Megathymus coloradensis reubeni ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 19; [NACL, #4146j]
Megathymus yuccae reubeni ; [NL4A, #2362f]

Larva on Yucca baccata, Y. elata Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1963, J. Lep. Soc. 17: 87

M. y. winkensis Freeman, 1965
Texas Megathymus yuccae winkensis Freeman, 1965; J. Lep. Soc. 19 (2): 87, TL: Wink, Winkler Co., Texas
Megathymus coloradensis winkensis ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 20; [NACL, #4146k]

Larva on Yucca campestris Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 20

M. y. wilsonorum Stallings & Turner, 1958
Mexico Megathymus yuccae wilsonorum Stallings & Turner, 1958; Lepid. News 11: 129, TL: Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Megathymus yuccae wilsonorum, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Megathymus yuccae wilsonorum, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Megathymus coloradensis wilsonorum ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 21; [NACL, #4146l]
Megathymus yuccae wilsonorum ; [NL4A, #2362g]

Larva on Yucca treculeana, Y. carnerosana Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 22

M. y. louiseae Freeman, 1963
W.Texas, N.Mexico Megathymus yuccae louiseae Freeman, 1963; J. Lep. Soc. 17 (2): 95, TL: 16 miles N of Del Rio [Val Verde Co.], Texas
Megathymus yuccae louiseae, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Megathymus yuccae louiseae, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Megathymus coloradensis louiseae ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 22; [NACL, #4146m]
Megathymus yuccae louiseae ; [NL4A, #2362c]
M. y. kendalli Freeman, 1965
Texas Megathymus yuccae kendalli Freeman, 1965; J. Lep. Soc. 19 (2): 83, TL: San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas
Megathymus coloradensis kendalli ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 22; [NACL, #4146n]

Larva on Yucca constricta, Y. rupicola, Y. pallida, Y. necopina, Y. treculeana Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 22

M. y. harbisoni Emmel & Emmel, 1998
California Megathymus yuccae harbisoni Emmel & Emmel, 1998; , TL: California
Megathymus yuccae harbisoni ; [NL4A, #2362b]

Megathymus cofaqui (Strecker, 1876)
Florida, NA.Georgia. See [About maps] Cofaqui Giant Skipper
Aegiale cofaqui Strecker, 1876; Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 28 : 148, TL: Boca Grande, Lee Co., Florida
Megathymus harrisi Freeman, 1955; Amer. Mus. Novit. 1711: 2, TL: Stone Mountain [Dekalb Co.], Georgia
= ; Gatrelle, 1999, Taxonomic Rep. 1 (4): (1-6)
Megathymus cofaqui, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Megathymus harrisi ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 23; [NACL, #4148]
Megathymus cofaqui ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 46; Skinner, 1891, in Smith, List Lepid. Boreal Amer: 17; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 23; [NACL, #4147]; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 13]; [Opler]

Larva on Yucca aliofolia Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 23 (for cofaqui), Yucca filamentosa Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 23 (for harrisi)


Megathymus streckeri (Skinner, 1895)
Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona. See [About maps] Strecker's Giant Skipper
Aegiale streckeri Skinner, 1895; Can. Ent. 27 (7) : 179, TL: Petrified Forest, Apache Co., Arizona
Megathymus streckeri, E.H. Strickland Ent. Mus, U of [ALBERTA]
Megathymus streckeri, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Megathymus streckeri ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 46; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 23; [NACL, #4149]; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 15]; [Opler]; [NL4A, #2359]
Megathymus streckeri streckeri ; [NL4A, #2359a]

Larva on Yucca baileyi, Y. angustissima, Y. glauca, Y. constricta [NAB]


Megathymus texanus Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
-. See [About maps] Megathymus streckeri texanus Barnes & McDunnough, 1912; Contr. nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 1 (3) : 39, pl. 2, f. 9, TL: Kerrville, Kerr Co., Texas
Megathymus texanus ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 24; [NACL, #4150]
Texas, New Mexico, SE.Colorado Megathymus albocincta Holland, 1930; Ann. Carnegie Mus. 19: 159
= Megathymus texana ; Freeman, 1944, Ent. News. 55 : 105
Megathymus texanus texanus ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 24
Megathymus texana ; Freeman, 1944, Ent. News. 55 : 105
Megathymus texana f. albocincta ;

Larva on Yucca glauca Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 24

M. t. leussleri Holland, 1931
Nebraska, South Dakota Megathymus leussleri Holland, 1931; Ann. Carnegie Mus. 20 (2): 262
= Megathymus texana ; Freeman, 1944, Ent. News. 55 : 104
Megathymus leussleri ; [BOW: pl. 22, f. 17 (text)]
Megathymus texanus leussleri ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 24; [NACL, #4150]

Larva on Yucca glauca Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 24


Megathymus ursus Poling, 1902
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico. See [About maps] Ursine Giant Skipper
Megathymus ursus Poling, 1902; Ent. News. 13 (4) : 97, TL: Santa Catalina Mts, W of Redington, Pima Co., Arizona
Megathymus ursus ursus, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Megathymus ursus ursus, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Megathymus ursus, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Megathymus ursus ursus, Butterflies of Southeastern Arizon [Bruce Walsh]
Megathymus ursus ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 47; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 24-25; [NACL, #4151]; [Opler]; [NL4A, #2360]

Larva on Yucca schottii Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 25

Mexico
M. u. violae Stallings & Turner, 1956
Mexico, New Mexico, Texas Megathymus violae Stallings & Turner, 1956; Lepid. News 10: 4, TL: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Eddy Co., New Mexico
Megathymus ursus violae ; [NACL, #4151a]
Megathymys violae ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 25
Megathymus violae ; [NL4A, #2361]

Larva on Yucca torreyi Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 25

M. u. deserti R., J. & D. Wielgus, 1972 (1971?)
Megathymus ursus deserti ; [NACL, #4151b]

Megathymus beulahae Stallings & Turner, 1958
-. See [About maps] Megathymus beulahae Stallings & Turner, 1958; Lepid. News 11: 121, TL: nr ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, highway 85, klm 176, Mexico
Megathymus beulahae beulahae, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Megathymus beulahae beulahae, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Megathymus beulahae ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 25; [NL4A, #2358]
Mexico Megathymus beulahae beulahae ; [NL4A, #2358a]

Larva on Agave striata Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 25

M. b. gayleae Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1963
N.Mexico Megathymus gayleae Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1963; J. Lep. Soc. 17: 81, pl. 1, TL: 23km north Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, marker 903
Megathymus gayleae ; Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 25
Megathymus beulahae gayleae ; [NL4A, #2358b]

Larva on Agave falcata Freeman, 1969, J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 26



6.5.2007 (6)

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
[BOA]
Interactive Listing of American Butterflies; Listado Interactivo de la Mariposas Americanas; Butterflies of America
[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
[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:
Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Revision of the Megathymidae Contr. nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 1 (3) : 1-43, pls. 1-6
Boisduval & Le Conte, [1834]
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])
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
Freeman, 1943
Notes on and redescriptions of Megathymus yuccae (Boisduval & LeConte) and its subspecies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, Hesperioidea) Ent. News 54 (9) : 211-217
Freeman, 1944
Notes on the streckeri group of the genus Megathymus Ent. News. 55 : 103-105
Freeman, 1952
Notes on Megathymus yuccae (Boisduval & LeConte), with description of a new subspecies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) Field & Lab. 20 (1): 29-33
Freeman, 1955
Four new species of Megathymus (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera, Megathyminae) Amer. Mus. Novit. 1711: 1-20
Freeman, 1963
Megathymus yuccae in Texas, with description of two new subspecies J. Lep. Soc. 17 (2): 89-99
Freeman, 1965
Two new subspecies of Megathymus yuccae (Bdv. & LeC.) from Texas J. Lep. Soc. 19 (2): 83-90
Freeman, 1969
Systematic review of the Megathymidae J. Lep. Soc. 23 (Suppl. 1): 59pp
Gatrelle, 1999
Subspecific status of southeastern U.S. Megathymus cofaqui and M. yuccae: renaming of the Florida subspecies of M. cofaqui Taxonomic Rep. 1 (4): 1-6
Poling, 1902
A New Megathymus from Arizona Ent. News. 13 (4) : 97-98
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
Skinner, 1895
A new Aegiale (Megathymus) Can. Ent. 27 (7) : 179
Skinner, 1911
A new Variety of Megathymus yuccae (Lepid.) Ent. News 22 (7) : 300
Skinner in Smith, 1891
List of the Lepidoptera of Boreal America List Lepid. Boreal Amer: 1-124
Stallings & Turner, 1956
Description of a new subspecies of the Megathymus yuccae (Bdv. & LeC.) complelx Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci., 55: 150-152
Stallings & Turner, 1956
Notes on Megathymus ursus, with description of a related new species Lepid. News 10: 1-8
Stallings & Turner, 1958
A review of the Megathyminae of Mexico, with a synopsis of the classification of the family Lepid. News 11: 113-137 (1957)
Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1963
Two new species and one new subspecies of Megathymidae from Mexico and Texas J. Lep. Soc. 17: 81-88, 2pls
Stallings, Turner & Stallings, 1966
Two new species and two new subspecies of Megathymidae from Mexico and the United States J. Lep. Soc. 20: 163-172, 4pls
Strecker, 1876
Description of a new species of Aegiale, and notes of some other species of North American Lepidoptera Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 28 : 148-153
Tinkham, 1954
The biology and description of a new giant skipper from Arizona Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci. 53: 75-87, 2pls


If you have corrections, comments or information to add into these pages, just send mail to Markku Savela
Keep in mind that the taxonomic information is copied from various sources, and may include many inaccuracies. Expert help is welcome.