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Boloria alberta (W. H. Edwards, 1890)
(Alberta Fritillary)

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

Genus Boloria Moore, 1900

Lepid. Ind. 4(48): 243-244. Type-species: Papilio pales [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 177, no. 8, by original designation. The genus-level synonymy adopted herein is derived from Grey (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(1): 2, Aubert et al. (1996), C. R. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 3) Sci. Vie 319(7): 647-651, and Simonsen (2005), Syst. Entomol. 30(4): 653-665.


selene group Gorbunov, 2001

Butts. Russia Class.: 195.


Boloria alberta (W. H. Edwards, 1890)

Can. Entomol. 22(6): 113-114; figured by W. H. Edwards (1894), Butts. N. Am. 3(15): pl. Argynnis 7, figs. 5 ♂ D, 6 ♂ V, 7 ♀ D, 8 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Argynnis Alberta

Type Locality: “Laggan, Alberta...strictly above timberline, and not very near it either, though not at the highest points in the mountains”; defined as “vicinity of...Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta” by Kondla (1996), Alberta Naturalist 26(2): 40.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 339, fig. 35 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 15, fig. 15 ♂ D.

                   =    ‡”banffensis” (Gunder, 1932)

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 8(3): 125.

Original Combination: Brenthis alberta tr. f. banffensis

Type Locality: “Banff, Alberta, Canada”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.



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