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Cerion acuta Maynard, 1889

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Strophia acuta Maynard, 1889a:15-17,pl.2,figs.4,4B.; Clench, 1957:136; Harasewych et al., 2007:376-378, fig. 4.

Strophia pannosa Clench, 1964:368.

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Geographic Distribution: Little Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Type Locality: Inland from the south coast of Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. [19° 39.55' N, 80° 5.06' W]

Under Habits and Distribution in the preceding species [S. intermedia], I have spoken of two paths that crossed the island of Little Cayman, and these two ways formed a junction a few hundred yards from the south shore. Near this junction, the western most crossed a small open patch of ground, the borders of which were surrounded with quite low bushes. The bushes that grew on the south side of this little natural clearing, were the stronghold of the Pointed Strophias, and I did not find them elsewhere.  The border line to the north, was sharply defined at the clearing, but south, they straggled out along the higher bushes for some few hundred feet, but the entire space occupied by them, did not exceed a quarter of an acre in extent.

            In habit, the Pointed Strophia is highly gregarious, hundreds oc­curring together in a few square yards. They appear to feed upon the foliage of the bushes, on which they were clinging, a small leaved shrub. which I did not, however, find in bloom, so cannot tell to what family it belongs."  (Maynard, 1889:15-17)

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 247022

Clench (1964:368) designated MCZ 247022 as lectotype. The other syntype became a paralectotype. The remaining 498 specimens have no status as types (Harasewych et al., 2007:378).


Clench (1964:368) included this species in the synonymy of Strophia pannosa Maynard, 1889.

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