Three New Hesperioidae (Hesperiinae) from South Carolina: New Subspecies of Euphyes bimacula, Poanes aaroni, and Hesperia attalus
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Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (December 24, 1999) 1(10): 1-13
Also available at https://lepsurvey.carolinanature.com/ttr/ttr-1-10.pdf
Euphyes bimacula arbogasti is described as a new subspecies from Berkeley County, South Carolina, United States. It is known from only a few widely scattered colonies in the coastal swamp forests of the southeastern United States from Georgia to southeastern North Carolina. It is darker then E. b. bimacula and E. b. illinois. Poanes aaroni minimus is described as a new subspecies from Bull Swamp, Orangeburg County, South Carolina. This unique inland subspecies is presently known only from the type locality. It is darker then P. a. aaroni and P. a. howardi. Hesperia attalus nigrescens is described as a new subspecies from the relict dunes of Sandy Island National Wildlife Sanctuary, Horry County, South Carolina. This isolated subspecies is much darker than H. a. attalus and H. a. slossonae. The Sandy Island colony of H. a. nigrescens is believed to be the only remaining colony of this subspecies. All three subspecies are similarly melanic.
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