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Speyeria aphrodite winni (Gunder, 1932)
(Aphrodite Fritillary)

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

Genus Speyeria Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 44. Type-species: Papilio idalia Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 1: 25, pl. 13, figs. 1-3 (1770); 2: index (1773), by original designation.

=    Semnopsyche Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 238, 258-259, no. 44. Type-species: Papilio diana, Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 4 pl. 98, figs. D, E; 2(16): 148 (index), by original designation. Grey (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(1): 1-2, determined this synonymy.

=    Neoacidalia Reuss, 1926

Dtsche. Entomol. Z. 1926(1): 69. Type-species: Papilio cybele Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 516, no. 311, by original designation.

=    Mesoacidalia Reuss, 1926

Dtsche. Entomol. Z. 1926 (1): 69. Type-species: Papilio aglaja Linnaeus, 1758; Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 481, no. 140, by original designation.

=    Proacidalia Reuss, 1926

Dtsche. Entomol. Z. 1926 (1): 69. Type-species: Argynnis clara Blanchard, 1844; in Jacquemont, Voy. Inde 4 (Zool.): 20, pl. 2, figs. 2, 3, by original designation.


Speyeria aphrodite (Fabricius, 1787)

Mantissa Ins. 2: 62, no. 590.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. N[ymphalis]. P[haleratus]. Aphrodite

Type Locality: “America meridionali”; neotype from “New York City, New York County, New York.”

Types: Type(s) lost; neotype in AMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 8.

=    ‡”bartschi” (Reiff, 1910)

Psyche 17(6): 252-255, pl. 13, fig. 1 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Argynnis cybele forma Bartschi

Type Locality: “in West Roxbury, Mass.” [Suffolk County, Massachusetts]

Types: “Holotype” in MCZ.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

=    ‡”bakeri” (A. Clark, 1932)

Bull. U. S. Nat. Mus. (157): 276, pl. 19, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Argynnis aphrodite ab. bakeri

Type Locality: “Waynesburg, Ohio” [Stark County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

This name was proposed (as Dryas aphrodite bakeri) by A. Clark, 1927, Ann. Assoc. Am. Geogr. 17(3): 126, without a description; a nomen nudum.

=    ‡”hughi” A. Clark & L. Clark, 1951

Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 116(7): 60-61.

Original Combination: [Speyeria aphrodite] ab. hughi

Type Locality: not stated in the original description; defined as “from a single bog in Essex, Mass.” by A. Clark (1927), Ann. Assoc. Am. Geogr. 17(3): 126, where the name is a nomen nudum. [Essex County, Massachusetts]

Types: “Holotype” probably in USNM.


Speyeria aphrodite winni (Gunder, 1932)

Can. Entomol. 64(12): 278-279.

Original Combination: Argynnis aphrodite race winni

Type Locality: “St. Calixte de Kilkenny, Que. (about 40 miles from Montreal)” [Quebec]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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