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Boloria e. epithore (W. H. Edwards, 1864)
(Pacific 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 epithore (W. H. Edwards, 1864)


Boloria epithore epithore (W. H. Edwards, 1864)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 2(4): 501, 503-504, no. 5.

Original Combination: Argynnis Epithore Boisduval in lit.

Type Locality: “California”; neotype from “Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California.”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by Klots (1965), in: F. Brown, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 335, fig. 34a ♂ D&V.

                         =    ‡epithore (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 58, no. 50.

Original Combination: Argynnis Epithore

Type Locality: “les hautes montagnes de l'est”; defined as “vic. of Santa Cruz Mtns., Santa Cruz County, California” by E. Perkins and Meyer (1973), Bull. Allyn Mus. (11): 4.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by E. Perkins and Meyer (1973), ibid.; figured by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 335, fig. 34b ♂ D&V.

Preoccupied by Argynnis epithore W. H. Edwards, 1864, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 2(4): 503-504.



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