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Boloria improba youngi (W. Holland, 1900)
(Dingy 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 improba (Butler, 1877)

Entomol. Mon. Mag. 13(153): 206.

Original Combination: Argynnis improba

Type Locality: “between 67 1/2 and 68o...Winter Cove and Cambridge Bay” [Nunavut]

Types: Syntypes in BMNH.

Boloria improba youngi (W. Holland, 1900)

Entomol. News 11(3): 383-384, no. 9; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 55, fig. 28 ♂ V (holotype).

Original Combination: B[renthis]. youngi

Type Locality: “mountains between Forty-Mile and Mission Creeks, N. E. Alaska”

Types: Holotype in CMNH.

Ferris (1984), Bull. Allyn Mus. (89): 1-2, suggested that this taxon represents an individual form, and therefore a synonym of B. i. improba.



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