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Boloria selene nebraskensis (W. Holland, 1928)
(Silver-bordered 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.


selene group Gorbunov, 2001

Butts. Russia Class.: 195.


Boloria selene ([Schiffermüller], 1775)

Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 321, no. 11.

Original Combination: P[apilio] Selene

Type Locality: “Wienergegend” from the title of the work. [Vienna, Austria]

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    marphisa (Herbst, 1800)

In: Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins., Schmett. 10: 105-107, no. 42, pl. 270, figs. 8 ♂ D, 9 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Papilio Marphisa

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    rinaldus (Herbst, 1800)

In: Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins., Schmett. 10: pl. 272 , figs. 2, 4 [pl. 271, figs. 1-4].

Original Combination: Papilio Rinaldus

Type Locality: “Botnia occidentali” [western Gulf of Bothnia, Sweden]

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    selenia (Freyer, 1847)

Neuer Beitr. Schmett. Abbild. Natur. 6(83): 21-22, pl. 493, fig. 2 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Argynnis Selenia

Type Locality: “Lechstluß”

Types: Holotype probably lost.

This was considered an “Abart von Selene” in text, so may be unavailable.

            =    hela Staudinger, 1861

In: Wocke & Staudinger, Stettiner Entomol. Ztg. 22(10-12): 347, under no. 11.

Original Combination: [Argynnis Selene] [var.] Hela

Type Locality: “schwedischen Lapland” [Swedish Lappland]

Types: Type(s) possibly in ZMHB.

            =    obscurum Sedykh, 1977

Geogr. Aspect. Conserv. Flora Faun. NE Europ. USSR: 101.

Original Combination: Boloria selene subsp. nova obscurum

Type Locality: “Polar Ural Station, on the crest of the Polar Urals; in a meadow amidst mountain dry and marshy tundra” [Komi Republic, Russia]

Types: Syntypes possibly in ZIN,


Boloria selene nebraskensis (W. Holland, 1928)

Ann. Carnegie Mus. 19(1): 36-37, no. 1c.

Original Combination: B[renthis]. myrina nebraskensis var. nov.

Type Locality: “Dodge County, Nebraska”

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): 105, pl. 55 fig. 8 ♂ D.



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