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Oarisma poweshiek (Parker, 1870)
(Poweshiek Skipperling)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE MAN, E ND, NE SD, W & S MN, N-central IA, SE WI, S MI


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

  Genus Oarisma Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 75. Type-species: Hesperia powesheik Parker, 1870, Am. Entomol. Bot. 2(9): 271, by original designation.

=    Paradopaea Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 3(156): pl. 92, figs. 23-29. Type-species: Hesperia garita Reakirt, 1866, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 6(1): 150-151, by designation of Lindsey (1925), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 18(1): 96.


Oarisma poweshiek (Parker, 1870) (emended)

Am. Entomol. Bot. 2(9): 271-272.

Original Combination: Hesperia Powesheik

Type Locality: “a grassy prairie slope, at Grinnell, Iowa” [Poweshiek County]

Types: Location of type(s) not known.

This name is emended since it is clearly stated in the text that it was named for the County and the native American. This has been done by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 31, and Layberry et al. (1998), Butts. Can.: 48.



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