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Boloria a. alaskensis (W. Holland, 1900)
(Mountain Fritillary)

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

Genus Boloria Moore, 1900

Lepid. Ind. 4(48): 243-244. Type-species: Papilio pales [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 177, no. 8, by original designation. The genus-level synonymy adopted herein is derived from Grey (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(1): 2, Aubert et al. (1996), C. R. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 3) Sci. Vie 319(7): 647-651, and Simonsen (2005), Syst. Entomol. 30(4): 653-665.


Boloria alaskensis (W. Holland, 1900)


Boloria alaskensis alaskensis (W. Holland, 1900)

Entomol. News 11(3): 383, no. 6.

Original Combination: B[renthis] pales var. alaskensis

Type Locality: “mountains between Forty-Mile and Mission Creeks” [Alaska]

Types: Holotype in CMNH; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 55, fig. 24, ♂ D.

Crosson du Cormier (1977), Alexanor 10(1): 35-47, detailed the separation of this species from B. napaea (Hoffmansegg, 1804) in: Illiger, Mag. f. Insektenk. 3(3): 196. This arrangement was corroborated by Dubatolov (1992), Vestnik Zoologii 1992(6): 40-41, Kosterin (2000), Far East Entomol. 86(1): 1-10, and Gorbunov (2001), Butts. Russia Class.: 201-202.

                   =    reiffi Reuss, 1925

Int. Entomol. Z. 19(36): cols. 279-280.

Original Combination: Boloria reiffi

Type Locality: “Britisch-Columbien” [British Columbia]

Types: Syntypes in Reuss collection.

Pike (1981), J. Res. Lepid. 18(3): 157, suggested that this may be a subspecies-level taxon.

                                =    ‡”nearctica” Verity, 1932

Dtsche. Entomol. Z. “Iris” 46(3): 104, 108; cited Lehmann (1913), in: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 5(173): 424.

Original Combination: [Boloria pales arsilache] race nearctica

Type Locality: “north-eastern Alaska (69o 40' N. Lat. and 141oW. Long.)”

Types: Location of type(s) not known.



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