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Boloria astarte tschukotkensis Wyatt, 1961
(Astarte Fritillary)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

Seward Peninsula, AK

Synonymy

(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.

 

selene group Gorbunov, 2001

Butts. Russia Class.: 195.

 

Boloria astarte (E. Doubleday, [1847])

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(12): pl. 23, fig. 5; (1)(21): 181, footnote (1848), corrected the name to Argynnis astarte.

Original Combination: Melitaea Astarte

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains, North America”; defined as “Rock Lake, Alberta (53o 27'N, 118o 16'W)” by J. Shepard (1984), Quaest. Entomol. 20(1): 40-41.

Types: Syntype (#45-136) in BMNH.

C. Guppy and J. Shepard (2001), Butts. B. C.: 295-296, suggested that astarte is conspecific with B. tritonia (Böber, 1812), Mém. Soc. Moscou 3: 20-21, no. 6, pl. 1, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V; index: 320, an arrangement adopted by Gorbunov (2001), Butts. Russia Class.: 195-196. However, Pike (1981), J. Res. Lepid. 18(3): 162, and others, have questioned whether distincta, and by implication tschukotkensis, should be considered subspecies of B. astarte. Further study is needed

=    victoria (W. H. Edwards, 1891)

Can. Entomol. 23(9): 198-199; figured by W. H. Edwards (1894), Butts. N. Am. 3(15): pl. Argynnis 7, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V (as astarte).

Original Combination: Argynnis Victoria

Type Locality: “Laggan, Alberta”; defined as “two mountains near Laggan, one of them three miles southwest, in the main range, the other a low smooth mountain directly north of Laggan” by W. H. Edwards (1894), Butts. N. Am. 3(15): [115-118]; subsequently interpreted to be “outliers of Mt. Temple and Mt. Richardson” by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 341.

Types: Holotype in CMNH, figured by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 340, fig. 36 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 18, fig. 15 ♂ V.

 

Boloria astarte tschukotkensis (Wyatt, 1961)

Zeit. Weiner Entomol. Ges. 46[72](7/8): 99, pl. 5, fig. 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V (holotype).

Original Combination: Clossiana distincta tschukotkensis

Type Locality: “Berge von Tschukotka, N. O. Sibirien, Geröll-zone” [Magadan Oblast, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia]

Types: Holotype in LNKD.

                   =    ershovi Korshunov & Gorbunov, 1995

Butts. Asiatic Russia: 108, under no. 211.

Original Combination: Clossiana astarte ershovi

Type Locality: “Khaptagai on the Lena River” [Sakha Republic, Russia]

Types: Holotype in SZMN.

                   =    suntara Korshunov, 1998

New descr. specif. Butts. Asiatic Russia 21-22.

Original Combination: [Clossiana] astarte suntara

Type Locality: “Suntar-Khayata Range, 180 km ESE Khandyga, upper Eastern Khandyga River, 233 km on the Khandyga to Magadan line, mountains at 1300-1500 m, Yakutia” [Sakha Republic, Russia]

Types: Syntypes in SZMN.

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