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Carterocephalus palaemon skada (W. H. Edwards, 1870)
(Arctic Skipperling)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Carterocephalus Lederer, 1853

Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 2: 26. Type-species: Papilio paniscus Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 531, no. 377 (= Papilio palaemon Pallas, 1771, Reise verschied. Prov. Russisch. Reichs 1, Anhang: 471, no. 63; synonym), by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 134, no. 217. The history of this name, and the confusion surrounding it, was summarized by Hemming (1967), Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Entomol. Suppl. 9: 96-97.

=    Aubertia Oberthür, 1896

Étud. Entomol. 20: 40. Type-species: Aubertia dulcis Oberthür, 1896, Étud. Entomol. 20: 40, pl. 9, fig. 16 (= Carterocephalus christophi Grum-Grschmaîlo, 1891, Horae Soc. Entomol. Ross. 25(3/4): 460, no. 44; synonym), by designation of Lindsey (1925), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 18(1): 79.

=    Pamphilida Lindsey, 1925

Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 18(1): 95. Type-species: Papilio palaemon Pallas, 1771, Reise verschied. Prov. Russisch. Reichs 1, Anhang: 471, no. 63, by original designation.

 

Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas, 1771)

Reise verschied. Prov. Russisch. Reichs 1, Anhang: 471, no. 63.

Original Combination: Papilio Palaemon (Plebeius urbicola)

Type Locality: Not stated; mentioned in the body of the text (p. 182) from “Bach Achtuschka” near “Nowodewitschie” [Novodevitschia, Kuybyshevskaya Oblast, Russia]

Types: Type(s), if any exist, may be in ZMHB.

Most of the Palaearctic synonymy is not listed.

            =    brontes ([Schiffermüller], 1775)

Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 160, no. 6.

Original Combination: Papilio Brontes

Type Locality: “Wienergegend” implied from the title of the work. [Vienna, Austria]

Types: Location of type(s) not known, probably lost.

            =    paniscus (Fabricius, 1775)

Syst. Entomol.: 531, no. 377.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. P[lebejius]. U[rbicola] Paniscus

Type Locality: “Lipsiae” [Leipzig, Germany]

Types: One syntype in ZMUC.

 

Carterocephalus palaemon skada (W. H. Edwards, 1870)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(2): 189, 196, no. 13.

Original Combination: Cyclopides Skada

Type Locality: “Kodiak” [Alaska]

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(2): 263-264, fig. 2 ♂ D&V.

W. H. Edwards (1870) redescribed Steroptes skada in Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(2): 205, 214, no. 17. The “holotype” of the second described skada was made the neotype of the first to prevent confusion. W. Forbes (1960), Mem. Cornell Univ. Agric. Exp. Sta. 371 (part 4): 75, believed that this taxon is the same as albiguttata Christoph, 1893, Dtsche. Entomol. Z. “Iris” 6(1): 87-88, from “Vilui, Irkut, Guberli, Ural merid.”

                   =    mackenziei Wyatt, 1965

Z. wien. entomol. Ges. 50[76](5): 70-71, pl. 8, figs. 1 ♂ D, 1a ♂ V, 2 ♀ D, 2a ♀ V.

Original Combination: Carterocephalus palaemon mackenziei

Type Locality: “Norman Wells, N.W.T., Kanada” [Northwest Territories]

Types: Holotype in LNKD.

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