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Euptoieta claudia (Cramer, 1775)
(Variegated Fritillary)

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Larval Foodplants: Linum puberulum (Engelm.) Heller
Plantago rhodosperma Dcne.

Synonymy

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

Genus Euptoieta E. Doubleday, 1848

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(20): 169-170. Type-species: Papilio claudia Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(6): 109, pl. 69, figs. E, F; (8): 152 (index), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 43.

 

*614.    Euptoieta claudia (Cramer, 1775)

Uitl. Kapellen 1(6): 109, pl. 69, figs. E ♂ D, F ♂ V; (8): 152 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Nymph[alis]. Phalerat[a]. Claudia

Type Locality: “Jamaika” “Jamaïque”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            =    daunius (Herbst, 1798)

In: Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins., Schmett. 9: 184-185, no. 11, pl. 256, figs. 1, 2.

Original Combination: Papilio Daunius

Type Locality: “Ostindien” [East Indies]

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

                   =    ‡clausius (Herbst, 1798)

In: Jablonsky, Natursyst. Ins., Schmett. 9: 189-190, no. 14, pl. 257, figs. 3, 4; cited Papilio claudia Cramer, 1775.

Original Combination: Papilio Clausius

Proposed to replace Papilio claudia Cramer, 1775, erroneously thought to be preoccupied; a junior objective synonym of Papilio claudia.

                   =    ‡”dodgei” Gunder, 1927

Entomol. News 38(5): 135-136, no. 6, pl. 2, fig. 6 ♀ D (holotype).

Original Combination: Euptoieta claudia dodgei ♀ nov. tr. form

Type Locality: “near Scribner, Dodge County, Nebraska”

Types: “Holotype” possibly in CAS.

                   =    ‡”fumosa” W. D. Field, 1936

J. Entomol. & Zool. 28(2): 22-23.

Original Combination: Euptoieta claudia tr. f. fumosa

Type Locality: “Hatfield, Ark.” [Polk County, Arkansas]

Types: “Holotype” probably in USNM.

                   =    ‡”albaclaudia” W. D. Field, 1936

J. Entomol. & Zool. 28(2): 23.

Original Combination: Euptoieta claudia tr. f. albaclaudia

Type Locality: “Miami, Fl.” [Miami-Dade County, Florida]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

‡”thais” (E. Doubleday, 1848)

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(20): 170.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. Thais

This name was listed in the synonymy of claudia without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.

‡”mariamne” Scudder, 1889

Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 1(4): 519.

Original Combination: [Euptoieta claudia] = Papilio mariamne Abb.

This name was listed in the synonymy of claudia without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.

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