Description of a New Subspecies of Poanes aaroni (Hesperioidae: Hesperiinae) from the West Central Gulf Coast of the Southern United States
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Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (July 15, 2000) 2(2): 1-10
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Poanes aaroni bordeloni is described from Jefferson County, Texas, United States. This taxon is part of a lepidopteran community endemic to the west central area of the United States Gulf Coast between Mobile Bay, Alabama and Galveston Bay, Texas. As such, bordeloni is defined taxonomically by its evolutionary development as much as by its facies. Bordeloni is the largest aaroni subspecies. Bordeloni males are marked much like those of P. a. howardi both dorsally and ventrally. Bordeloni females usually have the fulvous spotting on the dorsal forewings reduced as in P. a. minimus females while the fulvous on their upper hindwings is more extensive than P. a. howardi females. Morphologically, the forewing outer margin in both sexes of bordeloni is distinctly straighter and much less rounded than in the other aaroni subspecies. The bordeloni holotype is deposited at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, United States. Lectotypes are designated for Pamphila aaroni Skinner 1890 and Pamphila howardi Skinner 1896 from specimens in the collection of the Carnegie Museum (NH), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
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