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Boloria eunomia nichollae (W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)
(Bog 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 eunomia (Esper, 1800)

Die Schmett. 1(suppl.)(1)(8/9): 94, pl. 110 (Cont. 65), fig. 5 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Nimph[alis]. phal[erata]. Eunomia

Type Locality: “Königsberg in Preussen” [Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia]

Types: Location of type(s) not known, probably lost.

            =    aphirape (Hübner, [1800])

Samml. Europ. Schmett. 1: 8, no. 1, pl. 5, figs. 23 ♂ D, 24 ♂ V, 25 ♀ D.

Original Combination: [Papilio] Aphirape

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    tomyris (Herbst, 1800)

In: Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins. Schmett. 10: 102-104, no. 41, pl. 270, figs. 6 ♀ D, 7 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Papilio Tomyris

Type Locality: “Preussen” [Northern Germany and Poland]

Types: Type(s) probably lost.


Boloria eunomia nichollae (W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(3): 92, no. 188d.

Original Combination: Brenthis aphirape race nichollae

Type Locality: “Rocky Mts.”; Nicholl (1906), 36th Ann. Rept. Entomol. Soc. Ont. (1905): 72 defined the region as “Mt. Assiniboine...11,800 feet...just west of the Divide...the southernmost outlier of the glacier fields of the northern Rockies”; suggested to be “near the Columbia Ice Fields” by Pike (1981), J. Res. Lepid. 18(3): 157-158. [British Columbia]

Types: Holotype in USNM; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 60, fig. 14 ♂ D (holotype), 15 ♀ D (paratype).

Ferris and Groothuis (1971), J. Res. Lepid. 9(4): 243, discussed this taxon and its synonymy.



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