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Cercyonis meadii alamosa T. Emmel & J. Emmel, 1969
(Mead’s Wood-Nymph)

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


Genus Cercyonis Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 235, 241, no. 5. Type-species: Papilio alope Fabricius, 1793, Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 229, no. 715 (= Papilio pegala Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 494, no. 223; subspecies), by original designation.


Cercyonis meadii (W. H. Edwards, 1872)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 4(1/2): 61, 70, no. 10; figured by W. H. Edwards (1891), Butts. N. Am. 3(11): pl. Satyrus 2, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Erebia Meadii

Type Locality: “Bailey's Ranch, in the South Park, Colorado, about 45 miles from Denver” [Bailey, Park County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1964), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 90(4): 372, fig. 16 ♀ D&V.


Cercyonis meadii alamosa T. Emmel & J. Emmel, 1969

J. Lepid. Soc. 23(3): 161-163, figs. 1 ♂ D (holotype), 2 ♀ D, 3 ♂ V, 4 ♀ V, 5 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Cercyonis meadii alamosa

Type Locality: “Colorado, San Luis Valley, 7.0 miles north of junction of Highway 17 & Highway 112, on Highway 17, Saguache County, 7539' elevation”

Types: Holotype in LACM.



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