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Chlosyne h. harrisii (Scudder, 1863)
(Harris's Checkerspot)

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Asteraceae: Aster umbellatus var. umbellatus P. Mill., Helianthus L. sp., Verbesina alternifolia (L.) Britt. ex Kearney, Verbesina helianthoides Michx.

Synonymy

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

Genus Chlosyne Butler, 1870

Cist. Entomol. 1(3): 38, no. 37. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist., 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Synchloe E. Doubleday, 1844, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8). The synonymy for this genus follows Wahlberg and Zimmerman (2000), Cladistics 16(4): 347-363.

      =    ‡Morpheis Geyer, [1833]

In: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4. Type-species: Morpheis ehrenbergii Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett., 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Morpheis Hübner, [1820], Verz. bekannt. Schmett., 13: 196.

      =    ‡Synchloe E. Doubleday, [1845]

List Spec. Lepid. Brit. Mus. 1: 76. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist. 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 141, no. 253. Preoccupied by Synchloe Hübner, 1818, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 26.

      =    ‡Coatlantona W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 178. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist. 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Synchloe E. Doubleday, 1844, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8). A junior objective synonym of Chlosyne Butler, 1870.

=    Anemeca W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 179. Type-species: Morpheis ehrenbergii Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Morpheis Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

=    Charidryas Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 47. Type-species: Melitaea nycteis E. Doubleday, 1847, in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(12): pl. 23, fig. 3; (21): 181, no. 23 (1848), by original designation.

      =    ‡Limnaecia Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 47. Type-species: Melitaea harrisii Scudder, 1863, Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 167-168, no. 36, by original designation. Preoccupied by Limnaecia Stainton, 1851, Suppl. Cat. Brit. Pteroph.: 4.

=    Thessalia Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 238, 265, no. 49. Type-species: Melitaea leanira C. Felder & R. Felder, 1860, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 4(4): 106, no. 64, by original designation.

 

Chlosyne harrisii (Scudder, 1863)

 

Chlosyne harrisii harrisii (Scudder, 1863)

Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 167-168, no. 36.

Original Combination: Melitaea Harrisii

Type Locality: “Norway, Maine...Pittsfield, N. H....Sutton and Princeton, Mass.” [Oxford County, Maine, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Worcester County, Massachusetts]

Types: Syntype (#26344) in MCZ.

Bibliography

Beutenmüller, William. 1893. Article XVI.-Descriptive catalogue of the butterflies found within fifty miles of New York City, together with a brief account of their life histories and habits. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 4(16): 241-310, 5 pls. {Oct 1893} 

Edwards, William Henry. 1870. Rearing butterflies from the egg. Canadian Entomologist, 2(12): 162-164. {Dec 1870} 

Edwards, William Henry. 1877. Description of the preparatory stages of Phyciodes harrisii Scudder. Canadian Entomologist, 9(9): 165-168. {Sep 1877} 

French, George Hazen. 1886. The butterflies of the eastern United States. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippencott Co.: 408 pp., 93 figs. {1886} 

Harris, Thaddeus William. 1862. A treatise on some of the insects injurious to vegetation. 3rd ed. (Edited by Charles L. Flint, with large additions to the text in the chapter upon the butterflies from Harris' own manuscripts). Boston; William White, printer to the state: xi+640 pp.; 278 figs., 8 pls. {Jan 1862} 

Higgins, Lionel George. 1960. A revision of the melitaeine genus Chlosyne and allied species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 112(14): 381-467, 134 figs. {31 Dec 1960} 

Layberry, Ross A., Peter W. Hall, J. Donald Lafontaine (plates by John T. Fowler). 1998. The butterflies of Canada. Toronto, Buffalo & London; University of Toronto Press: 280 pp., 32 pls., 294 maps and illus. {1998} 

Maynard, Charles Johnson. 1886. The butterflies of New England; with original descriptions of one hundred and six species, accompanied by eight lithographic plates, in which are given at least two hand-colored figures of each species. Boston, Massachusetts, C. J. Maynard [Bradlee Whidden]: iv + [2] + 66 + [2] pp.; 8 pls. {Feb 1886} 

Saunders, William. 1869. In: A. S. Packard, A guide to the study of insects, and a treatise on those injurious and beneficial to crops; for the use of colleges, farm-schools, and agriculturists. Salem 8vo: viii + 702 pp.; 500 figs. 

Saunders, William. 1872. Note on the eggs and young larvae of Melitaea harrisii. Canadian Entomologist 4(9): 161-163. {Sep 1872} 

Scudder, Samuel Hubbard. 1863. A list of the butterflies of New England. Proceedings of the Essex Institute 3: 161-179 {pre-print 30 Apr 1863; article [26 Apr] 1864} [description of Melitaea Harrisii]

Scudder, Samuel Hubbard. 1888-1889. The Butterflies of the eastern United States and Canada with Special Reference to New England. Cambridge; Samuel Hubbard Scudder, 1(introduction, Nymphalidae): xxiv +  766 pp., frtspc. (colored); 2(Lycaenidae, Papilionidae, Hesperiidae): xii + 767-1774, frtspc. (colored), 1 map; 3(appendix, plates): i-viii, 1775-1958, frtspc., pls. 1-89 (14 colored), 3 maps {[Nov 1888], [1Apr] 1889} 

Seitz, Adalbert. 1913. 3. Gattung Melitaea. In: A. Seitz (Ed.), Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 5(182): 429-432; (187): 433-434; pl. 88 {1913}

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