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Pseudocopaeodes e. eunus (W. H. Edwards, 1881)
(Alkali Skipper)

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

Genus Pseudocopaeodes Skinner & R. Williams, 1923

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 49(2): 137. Type-species: Copaeodes eunus W. H. Edwards, 1881, Papilio 1(4): 47, no. 5, by original designation.


Pseudocopaeodes eunus (W. H. Edwards, 1881)


Pseudocopaeodes eunus eunus (W. H. Edwards, 1881)

Papilio 1(4): 43, 47, no. 5.

Original Combination: Copaeodes eunus

Type Locality: “Mt. Hood”; corrected to “the bottoms of Kern River, near Bakersfield, Cal.” by Morrison (1883), Papilio 3(2): 43. [Kern County, California]

Types: Holotype in CMNH; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 73, fig. 6 ♂ V, and F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(2): fig. 12 ♂ D& V.

                   =    wrightii (W. H. Edwards, 1882)

Can. Entomol. 14(8): 152.

Original Combination: Copaeodes Wrightii

Type Locality: “Mohave Desert, So. California...over a pass 6,000 feet high...on the high dry plain...for 20 miles to Mohave River. About 60 rods from the river”; defined as “near Victorville, San Bernardino Co., Calif.” by Scott (1981), Papilio (n.s.) 1: 11.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(2): 278, fig. 13 ♂ D&V; a paralectotype figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 47, fig. 10 ♂ D.

This was treated as a subspecies-level taxon by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 211, note 103, but was considered a synonym of P. e. eunus by Scott (1981), Papilio (n.s.) 1: 12, (1986), Butts. N. Am.: 435, and Austin & J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (42): 503.



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