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Satyrium edwardsii meridionale Gatrelle, 2001
(Edwards' Hairstreak)

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

Genus Satyrium Scudder, 1876

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 106, no. 8. Type-species: Lycaena fuliginosa W. H. Edwards, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 13(6): 160, 164, no. 10, by original designation. The generic synonymy below generally follows Clench (1979), J. Lepid. Soc. 32(4): 277-281, with the caveat that there is disagreement over the rank of several taxa. The group is in need of revision


Satyrium edwardsii (Grote & Robinson, 1867)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(2): 172-173.

Original Combination: Thecla edwardsii

Type Locality: “Canada”; neotype from “Queenstown, Ontario”

Types: Neotype in AMNH, designated by Michener and dos Passos (1942), Am. Mus. Novit. (1210): 4.

This name was published in synonymy, but is employed under the provisions of Code Article 11.6.1. Grote and Robinson [1869], Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(2): 179-205, and Scudder (1870), Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 13: 273-274, 276, treated this as a name properly described by Grote and Robinson (1867), thus validating the name.

‡”fabricii” W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 654, no. 276 bis; cited Scudder (1870), Proc. Boston Nat. Hist. Soc. 13: 272-276; Thecla falacer T. Harris (1862), Ins. injur. Veget. (3rd ed.): 276; Thecla calanus Grote & Robinson, (1867), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(2): 172, 173, and Grote & Robinson, (1868), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 1(4): 324.

Original Combination: T[hecla]. fabricii

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Location of types not known.

This name was described by indication, but several taxa were implied.


Satyrium edwardsii meridionale Gatrelle, 2001

Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 3(2): 5, figs. 2 ♂ V (holotype), 7 ♀ V, 11 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Satyrium edwardsii meridionale

Type Locality: “South Carolina: Aiken County, along south boundary of Aiken State Park”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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