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Strophia picta Maynard, 1889

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Strophia picta Maynard, 1889a:18-20,pl.2,figs.6,6B.; Harasewych et al., 2007:378-379, fig. 6.

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Geographic Distribution: Little Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Type Locality: West end of Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. [19° 39.55' N, 80° 5.03' W]

This species occurs in a very limited area, on the west end of Little Cayman. Near the southern termination of the western path that ex­tended across the key, or rather near its junction with the main path, was a patch of guinea-grass; in this, were numerous open spots, and in them, or on their borders, these Strophias lived, occupying in all about a half acre.

            The habits of the Painted Strophias are rather more social than those of the Pictured, as they occur in small groups of a half dozen or more, but are nowhere common." (Maynard, 1889:18-20)

Type Material: Lectotype, MCZ 247019

Clench (1964:368) designated MCZ 247019 as lectotype. The other syntype became a paralectotype. The remaining 73 specimens have no status as types (Harasewych et al., 2007:378).


Clench (1964:368) regarded this taxon as a synonym of Cerion pannosum (Maynard, 1889).

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