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Euchloe lotta Beutenmüller, 1898
(Desert Marble)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE BC, S to E CA, AZ, N SON-CHIH, far W TX, W NM, N to W MT


(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 lotta Beutenmüller, 1898

Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 10(13): 243, pl. 14, fig. 4 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Euchloe lotta

Type Locality: “Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Southern California”; lectotype from “Kanab, Utah.” [Kane County]

Types: Lectotype in AMNH, designated by Opler (2008), Zootaxa 1767: 68, fig. 1 ♂ D .

This was treated as species-level taxon by Layberry et al. (1998), Butts. Can.: 100-101, Opler (1999), Field Guide W. Butts.: 157-158, and A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 81.

            =    belioides Verity, [1909]

Rhop. palae. (21-23): pl. 37, figs. 17 ♀ D, 18 ♀ V [30 Apr 1909]; (30-36): 339 [31 Oct 1911]; ind. syst.: xxxi [31 Oct 1911].

Original Combination: [Euchloe belia] var. belioides

Type Locality: “Arizona” and “S. Ignatius, Montana” implied from the legend to plate 37. [St. Ignatius, Lake County, Montana]

Types: Location of syntypes not known.

                   =    ‡”pumilio” Strand, 1915

Arch. Naturgesch. (A)80(11): 153-154.

Original Combination: Euchloe creusa cum ab. pumilio n. ab.

Type Locality: “Klamath Co. in Oregon...Modoc Co. in Cal....Lassen Co.”

Types: “Syntype(s)” probably in DEI.

This taxon was placed under E. h. hyantis by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. 2: 74, but all areas included in the type locality are inhabited by E. lotta only, as detailed by A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 81.



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