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Neominois ridingsii stretchii (W. H. Edwards, 1870)
(Ridings's Satyr)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

W WY to W CO, W to SE OR, NV, N AZ


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

Genus Neominois Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 237, 241, no. 2. Type-species: Satyrus ridingsii W. H. Edwards, 1865, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 4(1): 201-202, by original designation.


Neominois ridingsii (W. H. Edwards, 1865)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 4(1): 201-201, no. 2; figured by W. H. Edwards (1893), Butts. N. Am. 3(14): pl. Neominois 1, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♂ D, 4 ♂ V, 5 ♀ D, 6 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Satyrus Ridingsii

Type Locality: “Burlington, Boulder Co., Colorado Territory” [now Longmont]; neotype from “Loveland, Colo.” [Larimer County, Colorado]

Types: Neotype in MGCL, designated by F. Brown (1964), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 90(4): 357, fig. 10 ♀ D&V.


Neominois ridingsii stretchii (W. H. Edwards, 1870)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(2): 189, 192-193, no. 6.

Original Combination: Chionobas Stretchii

Type Locality: “Nevada”; neotype from “Mt. Jefferson. Nye Co., Nevada.”

Types: Types destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1964), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 90(4): 358-359, fig. 11 ♂ D&V. Burdick (1942), Can. Entomol. 74(11): 205, designated “neotypes.” This designation was not in accordance with Code Articles 75.2 and 75.3.

                   =    dionysus Scudder, 1878

Bull. U. S. Geol. Geogr. Surv. Terr. 4(1)(10): 254.

Original Combination: Neominois dionysus

Type Locality: “Juniper Mountains...Mount Trumbull”; defined as “the wooded portion of Hurricane Ridge east of the L. A. Iverson Ranch about 5 miles north of Trumbull P. O., Mohave Co. Arizona” by F. Brown (1967), J. Lepid. Soc. 21(2): 133-134.

Types: Syntypes (#1624) in MCZ.

                   =    ashtaroth (Strecker, [1878])

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (14): 129.

Original Combination: Satyrus Ashtaroth

Type Locality: “Arizona”

Types: Holotype in FMNH.



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