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Nymphalis californica (Boisduval, 1852)
(California Tortoiseshell)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Nymphalis Kluk, 1780

Zwierz. Hist. Nat. Pocz. Gospod. 4: 86-89, no. 148. Type-species: Papilio polychloros Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 477, no. 113, by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(845): 223. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 702.

      =    ‡Scudderia Grote, 1873

Can. Entomol. 5(8): 144. Type-species: Papilio antiopa Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 476-477, no. 112, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Scudderia Stål, 1873, Öfvers. K. VetenskAkad. Förh. 30: 41.

=    Euvanessa Scudder, 1889

Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 1(3): 387. Type-species: Papilio antiopa Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 476-477, no. 112, as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Scudderia Grote, 1873, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

=    Roddia Korshunov, 1995

In: Korshunov & Gorbunov, Butts. Asiatic Russia: 81-82. Type-species: Papilio l-album Esper, 1781, Die Schmett. 1(2)(2): pl. 62 (cont. 12), figs. 3a, 3b; (3): 69-71, by original designation. Wahlberg and Nylin (2003), Cladistics 19(3): 221-222, and Wahlberg et al. (2005), Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 86(2): 235, 238, 250, determined this synonymy.

      =    ‡Antiopana Korb, 2005

Cat. Butts. ex USSR: 72. Type-species: Papilio antiopa Linnaeus, 1758, by original designation. A junior objective synonym of Euvanessa

 

Nymphalis californica (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 306, no. 51.

Original Combination: Vanessa Californica

Type Locality: “Californie”; defined as “Queen Lily Campground, near Belden, North Fork Feather River Canyon, 2400' elev., Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 18.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 19, figs. 105 ♂ D, 106 ♂ V.

            =    herri W. D. Field, 1936

Entomol. News 47(5): 121-122.

Original Combination: Nymphalis californica new race herri

Type Locality: “Buckhorn Mountains, Washington” [Okanogan County]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 262, determined this synonymy.

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