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Atalopedes c. campestris (Boisduval, 1852)

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Baja California to WA, Columbia Basin to W Idaho


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

Genus Atalopedes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 78. Type-species: Hesperia huron W. H. Edwards, 1863, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 2(1): 16-17, no. 4, pl. 1, figs. 1, 2 (= Hesperia campestris Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10: 316; subspecies), by original designation. Burns (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(1): 11-32, suggested that Atalopedes and Hesperia are closely related.

=    Pansydia Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 81. Type-species: Hesperia mesogramma Latreille, [1824], in: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (722), 765, no. 106, by original designation.


Atalopedes campestris (Boisduval, 1852)


Atalopedes campestris campestris (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 316, no. 79; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 240, fig. 2090 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Hesperia campestris

Type Locality: “dans les lieux arides”; defined as “Sacramento, Sacramento County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 22.

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 22, figs. 147 ♂ D, 148 ♂ V.

                   =    tenebricosus Austin & J. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (42): 504, figs. 15 ♂ D, 16 ♂ V (holotype); 17 ♀ D, 18 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Atalopedes campestris tenebricosus

Type Locality: “California: Humboldt County; Eureka”

Types: Holotype in LACM.

A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 45, determined this synonymy.



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