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BULLETIN OF THE ALLYN MUSEUM

Published by
THE ALLYN MUSEUM OF ENTOMOLOGY
Sarasota, Florida

Number.- 21 21 Oct. 1974




EUGENE LE MOULT'S PREPONA TYPES
(LEPIDOPTERA: NYMPHALIDAE,
CHARAXINAE)


R. I. Vane-Wright

British Museum (Natural History), London

This paper deals with the type material of butterflies belonging to the S.
American genus Prepona Boisduval, described by Eugene Le Moult in his work
Etudes sur les Prepona (1932). Le Moult was an insect dealer somewhat infamous
in entomological circles; for present purposes it will suffice to say that he published
most of his work privately, many of his taxonomic conclusions were unsound,
and he was a "splitter", subdividing many previously accepted species on little
evidence. He was also inclined to describe very minor variations as aberrations
or other infrasubspecific categories. Reference to his type material is usually
essential when revisional work is undertaken on the groups he touched upon.
Le Moult's Prepona 'Etude' was never completed; that part which was published
appeared after 'Seitz', and there is undoubtedly much synonymy to unravel.
It is hoped that the present work will be of assistance to those studying this
genus in the future.
The bulk of Le Moult's very extensive Lepidoptera collection which remained
after his death was disposed by auction in some 1100 lots, on 5th-7th February
1968, by Mes. Hoebanx and Lemaire at the Hotel Drouot, Paris (sale catalogue,
Hoebanx & Lemaire, 1967). The greater part of Le Moult's Prepona types were
still in his collection at that time and were included in lots 405-500. Most of the
types in this sale material of Prepona are now housed in the British Museum
(Natural History). This material was obtained partly by purchase, but much was
due to the generosity of one of the auctioneers, M. Claude Lemaire, who presented
a total of 42 specimens and nine microscope slides to the BMNH. In addition
it may be noted that the type specimens of three subspecies of Prepona described
by Le Moult, now in the possession of M. Ren6 Lichy ("Yavita", Chemin des
Claies, 95-Saint Leu-La Foret, France), have been kindly bequeathed to the
BMNH by M. Lichy, who originally collected the material concerned in Guatemala
(Lichy, 1933). The types of Prepona described by Le Moult from the Joicey collect-
ion came to the BMNH in 1934. With certain exceptions, the only remaining type
material of importance connected with Le Moult's Prepona work not now in London,
are some seven specimens originally described from the Museum der Humboldt
Universitat, Berlin. However, the fate of the type material of some seven species










group names, and 14 infrasubspecific Prepona names (out of a total of 42 species
group and 26 infrasubspecific), validly published by Le Moult, is still unknown
at this time. Le Moult described a number of specimens from the private collections
of Moreau and Philippon; the Moreau collection, in part at least, was sold via the
Rousseau-Decelle auction, also held in Paris. In addition to certain 'whole'
specimens, some of the genitalia preparations, which were mainly made by
Reverdin, drawings of which were to have appeared in the subsequent, un-
published parts of Le Moult's 'Etude', are also lost.
All the names raised by Le Moult (1932) in his incomplete work on Prepona are
listed below, in alphabetical order, with notes on the type material and specimen
data. In this list, unless there is some indication to the contrary, it should be
assumed that Le Moult's original description apparently only notes specimens
from his own collection. Also, unless the original description gives a clear indication
of a holotype or unique specimen, all type specimens are treated as syntypic,
even if only one specimen has been found. Allotypes, where described, are listed
as such, although for nomenclatural purposes the present author regards them as
nothing more than paratypes. In some cases the names which appear on the type
specimen determination lables of Le Moult differ from those actually published;
where these discrepancies occur, the manuscript name is noted.
With respect to data given from specimens in the British Museum (Natural
History), where a label is quoted between symbols '/ /' (but note Le Moult's
abbreviation of subspecies, "s/sp."), it is generally quoted verbatim, in full.
However, not all labels on the specimens have been quoted from in most cases,
the information often being duplicated or irrelevant for this list. Such unquoted
labels include various coloured 'type-labels' (BMNH and Le Moult origin);
duplicated Le Moult determination labels (originating as drawer labels, often with
a price tag); various labels such as cryptic notes, odd numbers, etc.; Le Moult's
own collection labels ("E. Le Moult, Naturaliste, Paris"); BMNH registration
numbers; and determination labels of the present author added during curation.
Generally, what is quoted is the basic data label, Le Moult's determination label
(usually signed in his characteristic fashion), any genitalia preparation numbers,
and collection origin labels (apart from Le Moult's own, as noted above).
The following abbreviations for museums are used throughout:
AME Allyn Museum of Entomology, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.
BMNH British Museum (Natural History), London, England
ZMHU Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt Universitat, Berlin, E. Germany
Names are listed in bold face type when available, and normal italic.when
either invalid or infrasubspecific. The list includes a total of 72 names, 42 of which
are available names of the species group. It also includes the generic name
Pseudoprepona Le Moult, which is an objective synonym of the older established
generic name Archaeoprepona Fruhstorfer (syn. nov.).

A LIST OF THE NAMES PROPOSED BY
E. LE MOULT IN THE GENUS PREPONA,
WITH NOTES ON THEIR TYPE MATERIAL

adunca Le Moult, 1932:5 (as ab. of Prepona joiceyi overlaeti). 1 6 syntype (BMNH).
'loc. 1 Orenoque Venezuela col. le Moult/ Prepona Joiceyi s/sp. Dufayi ab.
aduncus a Holotype det E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.

aguacensis Le Moult, 1932:10 (as subsp. of Prepona omphale). 1 8, 1 9 syntypes
(BMNH). 'Rio Aguacatal Colomb. West. Cord. 2000m. Coll. Fassl/Prepona
Aguacensis S et 9 types/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
Although described from a holotypee and an allotype", there is no
indication in the description or on the specimens as to which is which.

aloisi Le Moult, 1932:15 (as ab. 6 of Prepona pseudomphale).











Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Itaituba.

amazonica Le Moult, 1932:13 (as subsp. of Prepona rothschildi). Holotype 6, 1
paratype 3 (BMNH). Holotype, 'Itaituba. 2 Tapajoz/ Prepona rothschildi
s/sp. amazonica $ nov. s/sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/9383/BMNH Rhopalocera
Slide No. 103/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. Paratype, 'Itaituba
Rio Tapajoz/ Prepona rothschildi s/sp. amazonica 3 nov. s/sp. Paratype
E. Le Moult/ Ex. E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
Described from a series of males and females from the Rio Tapajoz and
the Rio Negro.
The name amazonica Le Moult is preoccupied by Prepona demophon var.
amazonica Staudinger; Bryk (1939:656) renamed Le Moult's subspecies
homonyma.

apollinari Le Moult, 1932:7 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudojoiceyi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Muzo, Colombia.

blanci Le Moult, 1932:14 (as subsp. of Prepona lilianae). 2 (, 1 9 syntypes (BMNH).
1 6, 'Itaituba, Rio Tapajoz, Mars 1926 Bresil/ Prepona lilianae s/sp. strympli
S nov. s/sp. Holotype Le Moult det./9387 [sic!]/ BMNH Rhopalocera
Slide No. 106/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.' 1 S, 'Itaituba. 5 Tapajoz / Prepona lilianae
s/sp. strympli nov. s/sp. Paratypes Le Moult det./ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.
1 9, 'Mai 1925 Itaituba Rio Tapajoz Bresil/ Prepona lilianae s/sp. strympli
nov. s/sp. Allotype Le Moult det./ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.
In the description the dissection number is given as "271-9386". The name
"strympli" is clearly a manuscript name replaced in Le Moult's published
work by blanci.

bouvieri Le Moult, 1932:5, pl.1, figs 3, 6 (as subsp. of Prepona joiceyi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Bas Maroni.

buenavista Le Moult, 1932:16 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudomphale). 1 8 syntype
(BMNH). 'Buenavista, Bolivie Dep. Santa-Cruz Coll. Le Moult/ Holotype E.
Le Moult de la s/sp. Buenavista/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.

caucensis Le Moult, 1932:10, pl.3, figs 3, 4 (as subsp. of Prepona omphale).
1 8, 1 9 syntypes (BMNH). 1 (, 'Pereira (Cauca) Colombie/ Caucensis 6 &
9 types/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1 9, 'Pereira (Cauca) Colombie/
Prepona omphale s/sp. caucensis nov. s/sp. Types 6 & 9 / Ex E. Le Moult
Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
Although described from a holotypee and an allotype", there is no
indication in the description or on the specimens as to which is which.

circumviolacea Le Moult, 1932:15 (as ab. of Prepona pseudomphale).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Itaituba.

cuyabensis Le Moult, 1932:13 (as subsp. of Prepona rothschildi). Holotype 6
(BMNH). 'River System Cuyaba-Corumba Matto Grosso Brazil/ Prepona
Rothschildi s/sp. cuyabensis 6 nov. s/sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Joicey
Bequest'.
Described from a single specimen in the Joicey Collection.

decellei Le Moult, 1932:15 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudomphale).











Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Camota, Rio Tocantins, Brasil.

delormei Le Moult, 1932:15 (as ab. of Prepona pseudomphale).
Whereabouts type material unknown.
Described from Itaituba, Rio Tapajoz, and from Manaos.

draudti Le Moult, 1932:8 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudojoiceyi). 1 & syntype
(BMNH). '62. 24. Mexico. Pres. by Prof. M. Draudt/ pseudojoiceyi s/sp.
Draudti Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.
A female in the BMNH bears the labels 'Tapaschula Mexico. E. A.
Bottcher Berlin/ pseudojoiceyi mexicana/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'. The name
"mexicana" is an unpublished manuscript name of the type frequently found
on Le Moult specimens; this specimen may be a female syntype of pseudojoiceyi
draudti.

favareli Le Moult, 1932:14 (as ab. of Prepona lilianae).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Bas-Maroni.

fonquerniei Le Moult, 1932:7 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudojoiceyi). 1 5 syntype
(BMNH). 'El Nar. 13-9-26/ Prepona pseudojoiceyi s/sp. Fonquerniei S nov.
s/sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.
Described from "El Naranjo, Guatemala".

foucheri Le Moult, 1932:15 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudomphale).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Teff6, and from Sao Paulo d'Olivencia, Rio Solimoes.

guaraunos Le Moult, 1932:4 (as subsp. of Prepona laertes), nomen nudum.

guatemalensis Le Moult, 1932:11, pl.2, figs 5-13 (as subsp. of Prepona omphale).
1 5, 1 9 syntypes, in coll. Ren6 Lichy, bequeathed to the BMNH (see introduction).
Described from specimens reared by Lichy at "Guazacapan, Guatemala".
However, Lichy (1933:26), in discussing the biology of this insect, notes that the
true locality was "El Naranjo, Dept. Quezaltenango, Guatemala, 820 m. d'alt".

guiensis Le Moult, 1932:15, pl.1, figs 4, 7 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudomphale).
2 & syntypes (BMNH). 1 3, 'Guyane Francaise/ Prepona pseudomphale s/sp.
guiensis a nov. sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/9380/ Slide lost?/ Ex E. Le Moult
Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1 5, 'Guyane Francaise/ Prepona pseudomphale
s/sp. guiensis nov. s/sp. Paratypes a Le Moult det./ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.
Pres. C. Lemaire'.

heringi Le Moult, 1932:4 (as subsp. of Prepona joiceyi). Holotype 5, and two
paratype 9 in ZMHU, Berlin.
Described from a holotype male and an "allotype" female in the Schoenck
collection, and a paratype female in the Mbschler collection, all from "Surinam",
and actually the property of the Berlin museum.

homonyma Bryk, 1939:656.
Name proposed by Bryk as a replacement name for the preoccupied
Prepona rothschildi amazonica Le Moult. See amazonica.

hondurensis Le Moult, 1932:7 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudojoiceyi). 1 5 syntype
(BMNH). 'Honduras S. Pedro Sula E. Wittkugel/ 6.28/ Prepona pseudojoiceyi
s/sp. Hondurensis Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.










The original material, very probably just this single specimen, is
noted in the description as coming from the Joicey collection.
horracki Le Moult, 1932:4, pl.1, fig. 5 (as ab. of Prepona joiceyi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Tucupita.

interrupt Le Moult, 1932:13 (as ab. 9 of Prepona rothschildi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Bas Maroni.

joiceyi Le Moult, 1932:3, pl.1, fig. 1 (as sp. of Prepona). 1 8, 1 9 syntypes (BMNH).
1 (, 'V6n6zul6a, delta de l'Orenoque/ Prepona joiceyi nov. sp. Holotype E.
Le Moult/9390/ BMNH Rhopalocera Slide No. 107/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.
Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1 9, 'Tucupita (Venezuela) Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona joiceyi
nov. sp. Allotype 9 E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
P. joiceyi is probably a synonym of louisa Butler, which, although
originally described as from "Cuba", is almost certainly based on a continental
south american specimen.

lesoudieri Le Moult, 1932:vii (as sp. of Prepona), nomen nudum.
Four specimens (3 $, 1 9) in the BMNH presented by Claude Lemaire from
the Le Moult collection, and twelve specimens (7 8, 5 9) in the AME purchased
from the Le Moult auction, bear this invalid name; Le Moult's description,
no doubt intended to appear in the next part of his '6tude', was never published.
There are various manuscript subspecies names also attached to some of the
specimens.

lichyi Le Moult, 1932:16, pl.2, figs 3, 4 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudomphale).
1 6, 1 9 syntypes, in coll. Ren6 Lichy, bequeathed to the BMNH (see introduction).
Described from "Guazacapan, Guatemala", from material collected by
Lichy; whether or not this locality should be corrected to "El Naranjo" is not
clear (see note under guatemalensis, above).

lilianae Le Moult, 1932:13 (as sp. of Prepona). 1 6, 3 9 syntypes (BMNH).
1 3, 'Guyane Francaise/ Prepona lilianae nov. sp. Holotype 6 E. Le Moult/
9386/ BMNH Rhopalocera Slide No. 105/ Ex. E. Le Moult Coll.'. 1 9, 'Guyane
Francaise St-Jean du Maroni Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona lilianae nov. sp.
Allotype 9 E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'. 2 9, 'Guyane Francaise St-
Jean du Maroni Coll. Le Moult / Prepona lilianae nov. sp. Paratypes Le
Moult det./ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.
Described from "Moyen Maroni". Three further female specimens in
the BMNH may be additional syntypes.

maroniensis Le Moult, 1932:12 (as subsp. of Prepona philipponi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from "Maroni, Guyane Frangaise".

marquei Le Moult, 1932:12 (as ab. of Prepona philipponi maroniensis). 1 $
syntype (BMNH). 'Guyane Maroni/ Prepona philipponi s/sp. maroniensis
ab. marquei/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
Probably described from this single specimen.

moreaui Le Moult, 1932:11, pl.3, figs 2, 7 (as subsp. of Prepona omphale).
2 6, 1 9 syntypes (BMNH); 1 8 syntype, (AME). 1 6, 'Guyane Francaise/
Prepona omphale sp.sp. moreaui nov. s/sp. Holotype a E. Le Moult/9372/
BMNH Rhopalocera Slide No. 100/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.










1 6, 'Guyane Francaise/ Prepona omphale s/sp. moreaui nov. s/sp. Paratypes
6 Le Moult det./ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1 9, 'Guyane Francaise
St-Jean du Maroni Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona omphale s/sp. moreaui nov.
s/sp. Allotype 9 E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1
(AME), 'Maroni, Guyane', ex coll. Moreau, ex coll. Rousseau-Decelle.
Described from "Bas Maroni, Guyane Francaise".

naranjensis Le Moult, 1932:7, pl.2, fig. 1 (as subsp. of Prepona joiceyi). 1 (
syntype, in coll. Ren6 Lichy, bequeathed to the BMNH (see introduction).
Described from El Naranjo, Guatemala, from material collected by Lichy.

nigerrima Le Moult, 1932:12 (as ab. of Prepona philipponi maroniensis). 1 6
syntype (BMNH). 'Maroni Guyane/ Prepona omphale s/sp. moreaui ab.
nigerrima nov. ab. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Genitalia 349/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.
Pres. C. Lemaire'.
The abdomen of this specimen was obviously removed and dissected,
but has evidently been lost. This is apparently one of a few specimens which,
having been dissected, lack a 'Reverdin number'; possibly this indicates
that the preparation was never made into a permanent slide.

nigrescens Le Moult, 1932:10 (as ab. of Prepona omphale subdives). Holotype 6
(BMNH). '55.22. Muzo or Villivencia, Colombia. Dec.-March. Apoll. Maria./
Coll. J./ Prepona omphale s/sp. subdives ab. nigrescens nov. ab. Holotype
E. Le Moult/ Joicey Bequest'.
Described from a single specimen in the Joicey collection.

nigrobasalis Le Moult, 1932:6 (as ab. of Prepona joiceyi pebana). Holotype (
in ZMHU, Berlin.
Described from a single specimen from Pebas, Peru, in the Berlin
museum.

orinocensis Le Moult, 1932:16 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudomphale). 1 6 syntype
(BMNH). 'Tucupita (Venezuela) Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona pseudomphale s/sp.
Orinocensis Holotype b Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.

overlaeti Le Moult, 1932:4 (as subsp. of Prepona joiceyi). 1 6 syntype (BMNH).
'loc. 1. Orenoque Venezuela Col. Le Moult/ Prepona joiceyi s/sp. dufayi nov.
ab. Holotype 6 E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
The name "dufayi" on Le Moult's determination label has been crossed
through in red ink; there seems no doubt that dufayi is a manuscript name
replaced by overlaeti in Le Moult's published work.

panamensis Le Moult, 1932:11 (as subsp. of Prepona omphale). 2 6 syntypes
(BMNH). 1 6, 'Lino Panama 800m Coll. Fassl/ Prepona omphale s/sp.
panamensis nov. s/sp./ Holotype/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'. 1 6, 'Lino Panama
800m Coll. Fassl/ Ex. E. Le Moult Coll.'.

paraensis Le Moult, 1932:6 (as subsp. of Prepona [joiceyi]). Holotype 6 in
ZMHU, Berlin.
Described from a single specimen from Para, in the Berlin museum.

pebana Le Moult, 1932:6 (as subsp. of Prepona joiceyi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from a male holotype and a series of male paratypes, from
North East Peru.

philipponi Le Moult, 1932:12 (as sp. of Prepona). Holotype 8, 2 3 paratypes










(BMNH). Holotype, 'Santa Fe de Bogota/ celui de la col. Philippon est etiquet
pas error holotype. E. Le Moult. Holotype Philipponi. Colombie/ Genitalia
353/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'. 1 paratype, 'Interior of Colombia. J. Carder/
Ex Coll. Herbert Druce. 1913/ Coll. J. / Prepona Philipponi nov. sp. Paratype
& E. Le Moult/ Ex Coll. E. Le Moult'. 1 paratype, 'Colomb/ Ex. Grose Smith,
1910/ Coll. J./ Prepona Philipponi nov. sp. Paratype 8 E. Le Moult/ Ex E.
Le Moult Coll.'.
The abdomen of the holotype has been dissected, but the preparation
is apparently lost (see note under nigerrima, above).
Four further males in the BMNH from Colombia, purchased from the
Le Moult collection, probably belong to the original paratype series.

poleti Le Moult, 1932:5 (as subsp. of Prepona joiceyi). 1 J syntype (BMNH).
'Teffe Amazone/ Prepona joiceyi s/sp. poleti nov. s/sp. Holotype E. Le
Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
Described from specimens in the Le Moult collection and the Moreau
collection.

pseudodives Le Moult, 1932:5 (as subsp. of Prepona joiceyi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from male specimens from "Santa-Fe de Bogota, Colombie",
in the Le Moult collection and in the Moreau collection.

pseudojoiceyi Le Moult, 1932:7 (as sp. of Prepona). 1 9 syntype (BMNH). 'Guyane
Francaise St-Jean du Maroni Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona pseudojoiceyi nov.
sp. Holotype 9 E. Le Moult/ Ex. E. Le Moult Coll.'.

pseudomphale Le Moult, 1932:14 (as sp. of Prepona). 3 S, 1 9 syntypes (BMNH).
1 6, 'Itaituba. 4. Tapajoz./ Prepona pseudomphale nov. sp. Holotype E.
Le Moult/9385/ BMNH Rhopalocera Slide No. 104/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.
Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1 S, 1 9, 'Itaituba, Rio Tapajoz/ Prepona pseudomphale
nov. sp. Paratype E. Le Moult/ Ex. E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
1 5, 'Itaituba Rio Tapajoz Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona pseudomphale nov. sp.
Paratype & E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.

Pseudoprepona Le Moult, 1932:vii (as a genus). Type-species: Papilio demophon
Linnaeus, by original designation.
Le Moult introduced this generic name in the introduction to his 'Etude',
expressing the view that Prepona s.l. as divisible into two genera, Prepona
s.s. and Pseudoprepona. The latter name is invalid, being an objective
synonym of the earlier generic name Archaeoprepona Fruhstorfer, 1916.
This is rather fortunate, since Le Moult's name is one of the few generic
names overlooked by Hemming (1967) in his catalogue, and by Cowan
(1970) in his supplements to Hemming.

reducta Le Moult, 1932:10 (as ab. of Prepona omphale subdives). Holotype &
(BMNH). 'Muzo. Colombia/ Prepona omphale s/sp. subdives ab. reducta $
nov. ab. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
reducta Le Moult, 1932:14 (as ab. a of Prepona pseudomphale).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Itaituba, Rio Tapajoz.

rothschildi Le Moult, 1932:12, pl.3, figs 1, 6 (as sp. of Prepona). 4 S, 2 9 syntypes
(BMNH). 1 3, 'Guyane Francaise Gou[-]onville Rivibre de Kourou/ Prepona
rothschildi S nov. sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/9382/ BMNH Rhopalocera
Slide No. 102/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1 9, 'Guyane Francaise










St-Jean du Maroni Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona rothschildi 9 nov. sp. Allotype
E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. 2 6, 1 9, 'Guyane Francaise
St-Jean du Maroni Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona rothschildi nov. sp. Paratype
E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1 a, 'Guyane Francaise
Guatimala Rivibre de Kourou/ Prepona rothschildi nov. sp. Paratype S
E. Le Moult/ Ex. E. Le Moult Coll.'.
Described from "Bas Maroni, Guyane Francaise".

saglioi Le Moult, 1932:15 (as ab. of Prepona pseudomphale guiensis).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from "Guyane".

schausi Le Moult, 1932:11 (as subsp. of Prepona omphale). Holotype 9 (BMNH).
'Quirigua, Gua./ 87.21. 4000-5000 ft. August/ Schaus and Barnes coll/
Coll. J./ Prepona omphale s/sp. Scahusi 9 nov. s/sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/
Joicey Bequest'.

sinuosa Le Moult, 1932:5 (as ab. of Prepona joiceyi pseudodives).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from a holotype specimen from Bogota in the Le Moult collection
and a paratype from Tolima, collected by M.A. Marina, in the Joicey collection.

smith Le Moult, 1932:10 (as subsp. of Prepona omphale). Holotype $ (BMNH).
'Ex Grose Smith, 1910./ Coll. J. / Prepona omphale s/sp. Smithi 6 nov. s/sp.
Holotype E. Le Moult/ Joicey Bequest'.
Described from a single specimen in the Joicey collection, noted as having
no precise locality data.

steinbachi Le Moult, 1932:16 (as ab. of Prepona pseudomphale talboti). 1 S
syntype (BMNH). 'Buenavista, Bolivie Dep. Santa-Cruz Coll. Le Moult/
Prepona pseudomphale 6 s/sp. buenavista Steinbachi nov. s/sp. Holotype
E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'.
Le Moult altered his determination label in various ways, including
crossing through the name talboti.

subadunca Le Moult, 1932:5 (as ab. of Prepona joiceyi bouvieri).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from St. Jean du Maroni, French Guyana.

subamesia Le Moult, 1932:10 (as ab. of Prepona omphale subdives). Holotype 6
(BMNH). 'Muzo Colombie E. Le Moult/ Prepona omphale s/sp. subdives ab.
sumamesia [sic] 6 nov. ab. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres.
C. Lemaire'.
Described from a series in the Le Moult collection, including two specimens
formerly in the Joicey collection, and three specimens in the Philippon
collection.

subdives Le Moult, 1932:9 (as subsp. of Prepona omphale). Holotype S (BMNH).
'Muzo Columbia/ Prepona omphale s/sp. subdives nov. s/sp. Holotype E.
Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. ? 1 6 paratype (AME).
'Guaicaramo, Colombia/ Prepona rothschildi, Paratype'.
Described from a series of specimens from Muzo, Honda, Villavicencio,
Fusagasuga, Guaicaramo and Bogota, including three specimens in the
Philippon collection and in the former Joicey collection.
subomphale Le Moult, 1932:16, pl.2, fig.2 (as sp. of Prepona). Holotype 6,
paratype ("allotype") 9 (BMNH). Holotype, 'Guatemala/599 / Prepona










subomphale nov. sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'. Paratype,
'Guaz. Juil. 1926/ Prepona subomphale nov. sp. Allotype 9 E. Le Moult/
Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.
The female specimen is noted in the description as from Guazacapan,
Guatemala.

talboti Le Moult, 1932:16 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudomphale). 2 a syntypes
(BMNH). 1 S, 'River System Cuyaba-Corumba Matto Grosso Brazil/ Coll.
J./ Prepona pseudomphale s/sp. Talboti 6 nov. s/sp. Holotype E. Le
Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll. Pres. C. Lemaire'. 1 S, the same data except
'Prepona pseudomphale s/sp. Talboti a nov. s/sp. Paratype E. Le Moult'.
Described from a holotypee series' from Buenavista, and various 'para-
type' specimens, including material from Cuyaba formerly in the Joicey
collection; all the type material should be treated as syntypic.

tapajona Le Moult, 1932:6 (as subsp. of Prepona joiceyi). Holotype 9 (BMNH).
'Urucurituba Tapajoz Collon. Le Moult Naturaliste, Paris/ Prepona
Joiceyi s/sp. Tapajona 9 nov. s/sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult
Coll.'.

trinitensis Le Moult, 1932:7 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudojoiceyi). Holotype
8 (BMNH). 'Trinidad, 1914, W. Buthn./ Coll. J./ Prepona pseudojoiceyi
s/sp. trinitensis a nov. s/sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Joicey Bequest'.

ucayali Le Moult, 1932:6 (as ab. of Prepona joiceyi pebana). Holotype a in ZMNU,
Berlin.
Described from a single specimen collected by O. Michael in 1896 on
the Ucayali river, Peru, and deposited in the Berlin museum.

venezuelensis Le Moult, 1932:13 (as subsp. of Prepona rothschildi). 1 S syntype
(BMNH). 'Tucupita (Venezuela) Coll. Le Moult/ Prepona Rothschildi s/sp.
venezuelensis S Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.'.

violacea Le Moult, 1932:4, pl.1, fig.2 (as ab. of Prepona joicey [sic]).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Tucupita.

violaceapicalis Le Moult, 1932:13 (as ab. 9 of Prepona rothschildi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Bas-Maroni, apparently from a single specimen.

violacelineata Le Moult, 1932:13 (as ab. 9 of Prepona rothschildi).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Bas-Maroni, apparently from a single specimen.

violaceoconjuncta Le Moult, 1932:15 (as 9 f. of Prepona pseudomphale guiensis).
Holotype 9 (BMNH). 'Guyane Francaise Passoura Riviere de Kourou/ Coll.
J./ Prepona pseudomphale s/sp. guiensis 9 ab. violaceoconjuncta nov. ab.
Holotype E. Le Moult/ Joicey Bequest'.
Described from a single specimen, from "Maroni", in the Joicey collection.

violaceopunctata Le Moult, 1932:15 (as ab. S of Prepona pseudomphale). 1 $
syntype (BMNH). 'Itaituba Rio Tapajoz Amazones/ Prepona pseudomphale
ab. violaceopunctata nov. ab. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Ex E. Le Moult Coll.
Pres. C. Lemaire'.

yahnas Le Moult, 1932:16 (as subsp. of Prepona pseudomphale). Holotype S











(BMNH). 'Yahuas Terr. Peru./ Coll. J./ Prepona pseudomphale s/sp. yahuas
S nov. s/sp. Holotype E. Le Moult/ Joicey Bequest'.
Note the published spelling yahnas instead of 'yahuas'.

yanowski Le Moult, 1932:14 (as ab. 9 of Prepona lilianae).
Whereabouts of type material unknown.
Described from Bas Maroni.

yurimaguas Le Moult, 1932:6 (as ab. of Prepona joiceyi pebana). Holotype in
ZMHU, Berlin.
Described from a single specimen from Yurimaguas, in the Berlin
museum.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The author would like to thank M. Claude Lemaire, M. Ren6 Lichy, Mr. J. P.
Doncaster, the Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), Dr. P. Viette,
Dr. Lee Miller and Mr. A. C. Allyn, for their efforts to secure Le Moult's type
material and preserve it in institutions where it is safe and accessible for study.
I would also like to thank Lee and Jackie Miller for their hospitality during a
short visit to Sarasota, when this paper was first considered.

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