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Euphydryas colon nevadensis Bauer, 1975
(Snowberry 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.

 

baroni group Bauer, 1975

In: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 190.

 

Euphydryas colon (W. H. Edwards, 1881)

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 3(9): 80, no. 8. Redescribed by W. H. Edwards (1881), Papilio 1(4): 43, 45-46, no. 3.

Original Combination: M[elitaea]. Colon

Type Locality: “Mount Hood, Oregon”; suggested to be “on the sides of the hills which line the banks of the Columbia river, in W. Washington Territory and Oregon, being especially common near Kalama” by Morrison (1883), Papilio 3(2): 43, and “the bluffs of the Columbia River, at Kalama, and other points in Western Washington Territory” by Tepper (1883), Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 5(10): 81; defined as “Kalama, Cowlitz, County, Washington” by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 361.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. M. Brown, 1966, Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 92(3): 363, fig. 1 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland, 1898, Butt. Book: pl. 16, fig. 5 ♂ D. Gunder (1929), Pan-Pac. Entomol. 6(1): pl. 2 ♂ D&V, figured a male “type” but that specimen was not identified as a syntype by F. Brown (1966).

=    perdiccas (W. H. Edwards, 1881) (emended)

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 3(9): 80, no. 9; redescribed by W. H. Edwards (1881), Papilio 1(4): 43, 44-45, no. 2.

Original Combination: M[elitaea]. Perdiceas

Type Locality: “Mt. Hood, Idaho”; suggested to be “the small prairies numerous near Puget Sound, Washington Territory. It was abundant near Tenino” by Morrison (1883), Papilio 3(2): 43, and “the little prairies, of which there are a good many in Western Washington Territory, near the coast...Tenino near prairies” by Tepper (1883), Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 5(10): 81; subsequently defined as “Tenino, Thurston County, Washington” by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 364. All of these Washington localities are in error, as there are no historic or modern records of E. colon from the Puget Sound region. J. Shepard (2001), Butts. B. C.: 308, suggested that the type locality be changed to “Kalama, Cowlitz Co., Wash.” thereby making perdiccas a synonym of colon. I accept the type locality as that originally given, “Mt. Hood”, which still renders the taxon a synonym of E. c. colon (see A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 246). Thus, a new name is required for population of E. colon in the Olympic Mountains (see below). [Hood River-Clackamas counties, Oregon]

Types: Lectotype designated by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 366, fig. 2 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 57, figs. 2 ♂ D (lectotype), 3 ♂ D (paralectotype), and Gunder (1929), Pan-Pac. Entomol. 6(1): pl. 2 ♂ D&V.

The spelling of this name was corrected to perdiccas by W. H. Edwards (1881),Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 3(11): 97, footnote (Code Articles 33.5.1.1).

=    ‡”mcdunnoughi” Gunder, 1928

Can. Entomol. 60(7): 163-164, pl. A, figs. 6 ♂ D, 6a ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Euphydryas colon tr. f. mcdunnoughi

Type Locality: “Corvallis, Oregon” [Benton County]

Types: “Holotype” in CNC.

This name was spelled “macdunnoughi” by dos Passos (1964), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (1): 86; an unjustified emendation.

=    ‡”fenderi” Gunder, 1932

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 8(3): 125.

Original Combination: Euphydryas chalcedona race colon tr. f. fenderi

Type Locality: “near McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

=    ‡”bakeri” Fender, 1945

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 40(2): 54.

Original Combination: Euphydryas colon ab. bakeri

Type Locality: “Elk Lake, Santiam Nat. Forest, Oregon” [Marion County]

Types: “Holotype” in Fender collection, possibly in OSUC or lost.

 

Euphydryas colon nevadensis Bauer, 1975

In: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 181, no. 3e, pl. 42, fig. 8 ♀ D, pl. 45, fig. 11 ♂ D&V (lectotype).

Original Combination: [Euphydryas colon] nevadensis

Type Locality: Not stated; lectotype from “Wildhorse Camp, ten miles south of Mountain City, Elko county, Nevada”

Types: Lectotype in Bauer collection, designated by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 167, note 529.

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