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Chlosyne palla blackmorei Pelham, 2008
(Northern Checkerspot)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

Asteraceae: Symphyotrichum campestre var. campestre (Nutt.) Nesom 

Scrophulariaceae: Rhinanthus minor ssp. minor L.

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 palla (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 305, no. 48; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 259, figs. 2173 ♂ D&V, 2174 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Melitaea palla

Type Locality: “Dans une grande partie de la Californie”; defined as “vic. San Francisco, California” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 156; corrected to “Hwy. 70 at Chambers Creek, ca. 6 rd. Mi SW of Belden, North Fork Feather River Canyon, 1850' elev., Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 18.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 18, figs. 99 ♂ D, 100 ♂ V.

=    ‡”wardi” (Oberthür, 1914)

Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): 79, pl. 259, fig. 2175 ♂ D&V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: [Melitaea Palla] aberration Wardi

Type Locality: Not stated; “Californie” implied from the title of the paper.

Types: “Holotype” in USNM; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 27, fig. 2 ♂ D&V.

=    ‡”stygiana” (J. A. Comstock, 1926)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(1): 32; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 36, fig. 19 ♀ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Melitaea palla ab. stygiana

Type Locality: “Willow Ranch, Modoc County, Calif.” [California]

Types: “Holotype” in LACM.

 

Chlosyne palla blackmorei Pelham, 2008

J. Res. Lepid. 40: 381-382.

Original Combination: Chlosyne palla blackmorei

Pelham adopted Melitaea palla ab. blackmorei Gunder, 1926 to represent a subspecies-level taxon, with the same data (Code Articles 10.2, 45.5.1).

                         =    ‡”blackmorei” (Gunder, 1926)

Entomol. News 37(1): 6, no. 8, pl. 1, fig. 8 ♀ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Melitaea palla ab. ♀ blackmorei

Type Locality: “Lytton, British Columbia, Canada”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

Bibliography

Gunder, Jean Daniel. 1926. Several new aberrant Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera). Entomological News 37(1): 1-9, pl. 1 {[7] Jan 1926} [description of Melitaea palla ab. ♀ blackmorei

Guppy, Crispin S. & Jon H. Shepard. 2001. Butterflies of British Columbia. Including western Alberta, southern Yukon, the Alaska panhandle, Washington, northern Oregon, northern Idaho, northwestern Montana. Vancouver-Toronto; Royal British Columbia Museum, Univ, British Columbia Press: 414, 75 figs., text figures, maps. {2001} 

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} 

Pelham, Jonathan P. 2008.  Catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 40: 672 pp. {15 Mar 2008} [adoption of Chlosyne palla blackmorei

Pyle, Robert Michael. 2002. Butterflies of Cascadia. Seattle; Seattle Audubon Society: 420 pp., figs., drawings, photos. {2002} 

Warren, Andrew D. 2005. Butterflies of Oregon: their taxonomy, distribution, and biology. Fort Collins; Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University: 405 pp., 3 maps. {15 Mar 2005}

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