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Euphyes vestris kiowah (Reakirt, 1866)
(Dun Skipper)

Type Specimens
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE WY, CO, NM, AZ, far NW Mexico; univoltine


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

Genus Euphyes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 80. Type-species: Hesperia metacomet T. Harris, 1862, Ins. injur. Veget. (3rd ed.): 317 (= Hesperia vestris Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10: 317; subspecies), by original designation. Shuey (1989), J. Res. Lepid. 27(3/4): 160-172, discussed relationships between the various species and groups in this genus.


vestris group Shuey, 1993

J. Lepid. Soc. 47(4): 271, 272.


Euphyes vestris (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 317-318, no. 83; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 240, fig. 2093 ♀ D&V (holotype).

Original Combination: Hesperia? vestris

Type Locality: “les lieux arides”; defined as “Spanish Ranch Road at Meadow Valley Creek, vicinity of fire station in Meadow Valley, 3600', Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 23.

Types: Holotype in BMNH, figured by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 23, figs. 153 ♀ D, 154 ♀ V.

=    osceola (Lintner, 1878)

Entomol. Contr. 4: 57-58.

Original Combination: Pamphila Osceola

Type Locality: “Mendocino, California”; syntype labeled “Ca.” [Mendocino County]

Types: Syntype (#5698) in NYSM; “paratypes” figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 53, fig. 40 ♂ D, 41 ♀ D; a possible syntype in CMNH (W. H. Edwards collection).

A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 57, discussed this name and its position of the synonymy of E. v. vestris.

=    californica (Mabille, 1883)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 27(c.r.)(31): lxviii.

Original Combination: Pamphila Californica

Type Locality: “Californie”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.


Euphyes vestris kiowah (Reakirt, 1866)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 6(1): 150.

Original Combination: Hesperia Kiowah

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains”; holotype from “Colorado”

Types: Holotype in FMNH.

                         =    ‡”immaculatus” (R. Williams, 1914)

Entomol. News 25(6): 267.

Original Combination: [Pamphila vestris] immaculatus n. var.

Type Locality: “Jamez [sic!; Jemez] Mountains, New Mexico” implied from the title of the paper. [Sandoval County]

Types: “Lectotype” (#7168) in ANSP, designated by Mielke (1989), Revta. bras. Entomol. 33(2): 350, figs. 5, 6 ♀ genitalia, 27 ♀ D, 28 ♀ V.

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



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