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Euphydryas anicia brucei (W. H. Edwards, 1888)
(Anicia Checkerspot)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Euphydryas Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 48. Type-species: Papilio phaeton Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 1: 42-43, pl. 21, figs. 3, 4; 2: index, by original designation. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 700.

 

anicia group Bauer, 1975

In: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 182.

 

Euphydryas anicia (E. Doubleday, 1847)

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(12): pl. 23, fig. 2 ♂ D; 1(21): 179, no. 6 (1848).

Original Combination: Melitaea Anicia

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains, N. America”; defined as “Rock Lake, Alberta (53o 27'N, 118o 16'W)”, by J. Shepard (1984), Quaest. Entomol. 20(1): 40-41.

Types: Lectotype (#45-136) in BMNH, designated by J. Shepard (1984), Quaest. Entomol. 20(1): 40-41; figured by Gunder (1929), Pan-Pac. Entomol. 6(1): pl. 5 ♂ D&V.

                   =    ‡”mayi” Gunder, 1932

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 8(3): 126-127.

Original Combination: Euphydryas anicia tr. f. mayi

Type Locality: “Banff, Alberta, Canada”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

 

Euphydryas anicia brucei (W. H. Edwards, 1888)

Can. Entomol. 20(5): 81-82, no. 1.

Original Combination: M[elitaea]. Brucei

Type Locality: “only on high mountain tops (in Colorado)...on the Snowy range at not lower than 12,000 feet...Montana, Washington Terr., and British America, in the Rocky Mts.”; defined as “above treeline at the head of Hall Valley, Park County, Colorado” or “Whale Mine, Hall Valley, Park County, Colorado” by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 366-367.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 368, fig. 3 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 59, fig. 3 ♂ D (lectotype), 4 ♀ D (paralectotype).

=    ‡”melanodisca” (J. A. Comstock, 1918)

Lepidopterist 2(5): 34-35, pl. 6, figs. 1 ♂ D, 3 ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: [Melitaea anicia anicia] Melanodisca aberr. nov.

Type Locality: “Hall Valley, Colorado, at an elevation of about 10,000 feet” [Park County]

Types: “Holotype” in LACM.

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