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Euphydryas editha quino (Behr, 1863)
(Edith’s Checkerspot, Quino Checkerspot)

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Larval Foodplants: Plantago erecta Morris


(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.


editha group Bauer, 1975

In: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 189.


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 quino (Behr, 1863)

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]3(6): 90, no. 3.

Original Combination: M[elitaea]. Quino

Type Locality: “California” implied from the title of the paper, “near San Diego” from the description; neotype from “San Diego, San Diego Co., California.”

Types: Type(s) destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; neotype in CAS, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): 101, figs. 40 ♂ D, 41 ♂ V.

                   =    augusta (W. H. Edwards, 1890)

Can. Entomol. 22(2): 21-23.

Original Combination: Melitaea Augusta

Type Locality: “vicinity of San Bernardino” [San Bernardino County, California]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 371, fig. 4 ♂ D&V.

                   =    wrighti Gunder, 1929

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 6(1): 5, pl. 9 ♂ D&V (holotype), ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Euphydryas editha race wrighti

Type Locality: “San Diego, California” [San Diego County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

                         =    ‡”fieldi” Gunder, 1924

Entomol. News 35(5): 155, pl. 2, fig. E ♂ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Euphydryas editha ab. ♂ fieldi

Type Locality: “San Diego, San Diego County, California”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 34, fig. 16 ♂ D.

                         =    ‡”thornei” Gunder, 1934

Can. Entomol. 66(6): 129.

Original Combination: Euphydryas editha wrighti tr. f. thornei

Type Locality: “Chula Vista, San Diego, California”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

                         =    ‡”rubyae” Hower, 1935

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 11(2): 82.

Original Combination: Euphydryas quino rubyae new tr. f.

Type Locality: “Dana Point, Orange County, California”

Types: “Holotype” in Hower collection, possibly in LACM or SDMC.



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