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Euphydryas editha luestherae Murphy & P. Ehrlich, 1981
(Edith's Checkerspot)

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(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 editha (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 304-305, no. 47; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 259, figs. 2171 ♂ D&V, 2172 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Melitaea Editha

Type Locality: “les montagnes”; refined to “dans les bois montueux” by Boisduval (1868), Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 19, no. 48; suggested to be “foothills S edge of San Joaquin Valley, California” by Bauer (1975), in: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 190; redefined as “Twin Peaks, San Francisco County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 17.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 18, figs. 96 ♂ D, 97 ♂ V.

=    bayensis Sternitzky, 1937

Can. Entomol. 69(9): 204-205.

Original Combination: Euphydryas editha var. bayensis

Type Locality: “Hillsborough, San Mateo Co., Calif.” [California]

Types: Syntypes in CAS.

=    ‡”sternitzkyi” Gunder, 1929

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 6(1): 6-7.

Original Combination: Euphydryas editha race baroni tr. f. sternitzkyi

Type Locality: “Hillsboro, near San Mateo, San Mateo County, California”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

 

Euphydryas editha luestherae Murphy & P. Ehrlich, 1980

J. Lepid. Soc. 34(3): 317-318.

Original Combination: Euphydryas editha luestherae

Type Locality: “California, Stanislaus Co., Del Puerto Canyon, 22 mi W of Patterson”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

                         =    ‡”mirabilis” (W. G. Wright, 1905)

Butts. W. Coast: 55, no. 184; 160, no. 184, pl. 20, figs. 184 ♂ D, 184a ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: [Melitaea Hoffmanni var.] Mirabilis; Melitaea Mirabilis n. v.

Type Locality: “Lake County, California”

Types: “Holotype” (#4304) in CAS.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

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