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Euphyes vestris metacomet (T. Harris, 1862)
(Dun Skipper)

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Synonymy

(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 metacomet (T. Harris, 1862)

Ins. injur. Veget. (3rd ed.): 317.

Original Combination: Hesperia Metacomet

Type Locality: “Massachusetts” implied from the title of the first edition of the book; stated to be “Massachusetts” by Morris (1862), Smithsonian Misc. Coll. [4]: 110, no. 18.

Types: Syntypes (#26352) in MCZ.

                   =    rurea (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 14(1/2): 54, 58, no. 7.

Original Combination: Pamphila rurea

Type Locality: “Rock Island, Illinois”; neotype from “Perryton Township, Mercer County, Illinois”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): 77, fig. 24 ♂ D&V.

                   =    osyka (W. H. Edwards, 1867)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(3): 286, 288, no. 5.

Original Combination: Hesperia Osyka

Type Locality: “vicinity of New Orleans” [Orleans Parish, Louisiana]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): 78, fig. 25 ♂ D&V.

Durden (1982), J. Lepid. Soc. 36(1): 9, treated this as a subspecies-level taxon.

‡”baeis” Scudder, 1889

Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 3(12): 1865.

Original Combination: [Euphyes osyka] = Hesperia baeis Boisd. manuscript

Proposed for a Boisduval manuscript name in the synonymy of osyka without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.

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