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Speyeria callippe meadii (W. H. Edwards, 1872)
(Callippe Fritillary)

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Synonymy

(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 callippe (Boisduval, 1852)

The subspecific arrangement for this species follows dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 14-16, Hammond (1986), J. Res. Lepid. 24(3): 197-208 and J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (72): 829-830, but see Arnold (1983), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 76(6): 929-941.

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 302, no. 43; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 258, fig. 2166 ♂ D&V, 2167 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Argynnis callippe

Type Locality: “au bord des forets”; defined as “San Francisco, San Francisco County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 14.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), ibid.; figured by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 66, figs. 90 ♂ D, 91 ♂ V.

 

Speyeria callippe meadii (W. H. Edwards, 1872)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 4(1/2): 61, 67-68, no. 7; figured by W. H. Edwards (1875), Butts. N. Am. 2(3): pl. Argynnis 2, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Argynnis Meadii

Type Locality: “Turkey Creek Junction, in Colorado”; defined as “Turkey Creek Junction, Colorado...Turkey Creek just south of Morrison, near Denver” probably “the junction of South Turkey Creek with Turkey Creek, a few miles up in the foothills” by F. Brown (1934), J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 42(2): 159; also see F. Brown (1956), Lepid. News 9(6): 185-190. [Jefferson County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 16; figured by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 284, fig. 16 ♂ D&V.

                         =    ‡”gerhardi” (Gunder, 1927)

Can. Entomol. 59(12): 287, no. 24, pl. B, figs. 24 ♂ D, 24a ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Argynnis nevadensis race meadii tr. f. gerhardi

Type Locality: “Colorado”; defined as “Turkey Creek Junction, Colorado” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 16. [Jefferson County]

Types: “Holotype” in FMNH.

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