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Apodemia virgulti nigrescens J. Emmel & T. Emmel, 1998
(Behr's Metalmark)

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Synonymy

(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Apodemia C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865

Reise Novara Zool. (2): 302. Type-species: Lemonias mormo C. Felder & R. Felder, 1859, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 3(9): 271, no. 19, by designation of Stichel (1911), in: Wytsman, Gen. Ins. 112(B): 285, 287.

=    Chrysobia Boisduval, 1869

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 52. Type-species: Chrysobia mormonia Boisduval, 1869, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 52 (= Lemonias mormo C. Felder & R. Felder, 1859, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 3(9): 271, no. 19; synonym), by original designation.

      =    ‡Polystigma Godman & Salvin, 1886

Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 1(45): 469. Type-species: Chrysophanus nais W. H. Edwards, 1877, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 291-292, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Polystigma Kraatz, 1880, Dtsche. Entomol. Z. 24(2): 191.

 

Apodemia virgulti (Behr, 1865)

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]3(12): 178.

Original Combination: N[emeobius]. Virgulti

Type Locality: “California” implied from the title of the paper, “near Los Angeles” from the description; neotype from “La Tuna Canyon, 1200' elevation, Verdugo Mountains, Los Angeles County, California.”

Types: Type(s) destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; neotype in CAS, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): 104, figs. 76 ♂ D, 77 ♂ V.

=    sonorensis C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865

Reise Novara (2): 303, no. 407.

Original Combination: Apodemia Sonorensis

Type Locality: “Sonora”; defined as “La Tuna Canyon, 1200 ft. elev., Verdugo Mts., Los Angeles County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (5): 89.

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (5): 89, figs. 19 ♂ D, 20 ♂ V.

 

Apodemia virgulti nigrescens J. Emmel & T. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (67): 796-797, figs. 5 ♂ D, 6 ♂ V (holotype); 7 ♀ D, 8 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Apodemia mormo nigrescens

Type Locality: “California: San Bernardino County; Colton; sandy area 0.1 air mile NW of intersection of Pepper St. and Slover Ave., ca 0.8 air mile WNW of Slover Mt., 1040' elev.; SE 1/4 of S. 24, T.1S, R.5W.”

Types: Holotype in LACM.

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