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Polygonia gracilis zephyrus (W. H. Edwards, 1870)
(Zephyr Anglewing)

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Larval Foodplants: Ribes cereum Dougl., Ribes montigenum McClatchie, Ribes viscosissimum Pursh

Synonymy

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

Genus Polygonia Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 36. Type-species: Papilio c-aureum Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 477, no. 116, by designation of Scudder (1872) 4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 30. The arrangement of Polygonia taxa follows Weingartner et al. (2006), J. Evol. Biol. 19(2): 483-491.

=    Eugonia Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 36-37. Type-species: Papilio angelica Stoll, 1782, Uitl. Kapellen 4(33): 204, pl. 388, figs. G, H; (34): 247 (index) (= Papilio c-aureum Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 477, no. 116; synonym), by designation of Grote (1873), Can. Entomol. 5(8): 144.

=    Comma Rennie, 1832

Conspectus Butts. Moths: 8. Type-species: Papilio c-album Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 477, no. 115, by monotypy.

=    Grapta W. Kirby, 1837

In: Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Am. [4]: 292. Type-species: Vanessa (Grapta) c-argenteum W. Kirby, 1837, in: Richardson, Fauna Bor.-Am. [4]: 292, pl. 3, figs. 6, 7 (= Papilio progne Cramer, 1775, Uitl. Kapellen 1(1): 9, pl. 5, figs. E, F; (8): 154 (index); synonym), by monotypy.

=    Kaniska Moore, [1899]

Lepid. Ind. 4(41): 91. Type-species: Papilio canace Linnaeus, 1763, in: Johansson, Cent. Ins. Rar.: 23-24, no. 68, by original designation. Wahlberg and Nylin (2003), Cladistics 19(3): 221-222, and Wahlberg et al. (2005), Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 86(2): 250, determined this synonymy.

 

Polygonia gracilis (Grote & Robinson, 1867)

Ann. N. Y. Lyc. Nat. Hist. 8: 432-433.

Original Combination: Grapta gracilis

Type Locality: “Atlantic District (Mount Washington, N. H.!)” [Coos County, New Hampshire]

Types: Syntypes may be in NYSM or AMNH.

 

Polygonia gracilis zephyrus (W. H. Edwards, 1870)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(1): 10, 16, no. 8; figured by W. H. Edwards (1872), Butts. N. Am. [1](10): pl. Grapta 6, figs. 5 ♂ D, 6 ♂ V, 7 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Grapta Zephyrus

Type Locality: “Virginia City...Colorado...Fort Simpson. Mckenzies River”; defined as “Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada” by F. Brown (1967), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 93(3): 347-[349].

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1967), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 93(3): 350, fig. 9 ♂ D&V.

‡”thiodamas” Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 252, no. 75.

Original Combination: [Polygonia Zephyrus] (= thiodamas)

Proposed in the synonymy of zephyrus without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.

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