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Euchloe c. creusa (E. Doubleday, [1847])
(Northern Marble)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

N MT (vic. Glacier NP), E BC, W ALTA, N to Arctic


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

Genus Euchloe Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (6): 94. Type-species: Euchloe ausonia var. esperi W. F. Kirby, 1871, Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 506 (= Euchloe crameri Butler (1869), Entomol. Mon. Mag. 5(59): 271, no. 2; subspecies), by designation of I.C.Z.N. Opinion 177. Opinion 270 placed Euchloe on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 687.

      =    ‡Phyllocharis Schatz, [1885]

In: Staudinger & Schatz, Exot. Schmett. (2)(1): pl. 8, fig. 2, 71. Type-species: Papilio tagis Hübner, [1804], Samml. europ. Schmett. 1: pl. 110, figs. 565, 566, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Phyllocharis Dalman, 1824, Ephem. entomol.: 21.

=    Elphinstonia Klots, 1930

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 25(2): 87-88. Type-species: Anthocharis charlonia Donzel, 1842, Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr. [1]11(2): 197-198, pl. 8, fig. 1, by original designation.


Euchloe creusa (E. Doubleday, [1847])


Euchloe creusa creusa (E. Doubleday, [1847])

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(5): pl. 7, fig. 1; (6): 56, no. 6.

Original Combination: Anthocharis Crëusa

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains, North America”; defined as “vicinity of Banff, near 7,000' elevation, Alberta, Canada” by Opler (1967), J. Res. Lepid. 5(3): 192-193; redefined as “Rock Lake, Alberta (53o 27'N, 118o 16'W)” by J. Shepard (1984), Quaest. Entomol. 20(1): 40-41.

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by J. Shepard (1984), Quaest. Entomol. 20: 42, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V; the same specimen figured by Verity [1911], Rhop. palae. (30-36): pl. 68, figs. 11 ♂ D.

I.C.Z.N. Opinion 270 placed this name on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology as name no. 89.

                   =    elsa Beutenmüller, 1898

Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 10(13): 242, pl. 14, fig. 3 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Euchloe creusa var. elsa

Type Locality: “Laggan, British Columbia [sic!]” [Lake Louise, Alberta]

Types: One syntype in AMNH.



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