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Strophia festiva Maynard, 1889

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Strophia festiva Maynard, 1889a:17-18,pl.2,figs.5,5B,5C.; Harasewych et al., 2007:378, fig. 5.

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Geographic Distribution: Little Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Type Locality: Field along path, near center of Little Cayman, Cayman Islands [19° 40.32' N, 80° 5.52' W]

 On the western path that crossed the island of Little Cayman, of which I have spoken in my account of the preceding species [S. intermedia], about midway between the two shores, or a little nearer the northern, being thus a short half mile from the sea, were two small fields, or cultivated patches of land, containing, perhaps, a quarter of an acre each. In these limited areas I found the few specimens of the Pictured Strophias that I was able to obtain.

                In habit these Strophias are one of the most solitary species that I have ever seen living, for they occur in very scattering groups on the low herbage that margins the fields; and thus limited, were not common."  (Maynard, 1889:18)

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 247023

Clench (1964:368) designated MCZ 247023 as lectotype. The other syntype became a paralectotype. The remaining 20 specimens have no status as types (Harasewych et al., 2007:378).


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

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