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Chlosyne acastus dorothyi Bauer, 1975
(Sagebrush Checkerspot)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

Asteraceae: Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Hook.) Nutt., Pyrrocoma crocea var. crocea (Gray) Greene

Synonymy

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

Genus Chlosyne Butler, 1870

Cist. Entomol. 1(3): 38, no. 37. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist., 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Synchloe E. Doubleday, 1844, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8). The synonymy for this genus follows Wahlberg and Zimmerman (2000), Cladistics 16(4): 347-363.

      =    ‡Morpheis Geyer, [1833]

In: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4. Type-species: Morpheis ehrenbergii Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett., 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Morpheis Hübner, [1820], Verz. bekannt. Schmett., 13: 196.

      =    ‡Synchloe E. Doubleday, [1845]

List Spec. Lepid. Brit. Mus. 1: 76. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist. 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 141, no. 253. Preoccupied by Synchloe Hübner, 1818, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 26.

      =    ‡Coatlantona W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 178. Type-species: Papilio janais Drury, 1782, Ill. Nat. Hist. 3: 22, index, pl. 17, figs. 5, 6, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Synchloe E. Doubleday, 1844, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8). A junior objective synonym of Chlosyne Butler, 1870.

=    Anemeca W. F. Kirby, 1871

Syn. Cat. diurn. Lepid.: 179. Type-species: Morpheis ehrenbergii Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, as replacement name. Proposed to replace Morpheis Geyer, [1833], in: Hübner, Samml. exot. Schmett. 3: pl [5], figs. 1-4, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

=    Charidryas Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 47. Type-species: Melitaea nycteis E. Doubleday, 1847, in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(12): pl. 23, fig. 3; (21): 181, no. 23 (1848), by original designation.

      =    ‡Limnaecia Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 47. Type-species: Melitaea harrisii Scudder, 1863, Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 167-168, no. 36, by original designation. Preoccupied by Limnaecia Stainton, 1851, Suppl. Cat. Brit. Pteroph.: 4.

=    Thessalia Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 238, 265, no. 49. Type-species: Melitaea leanira C. Felder & R. Felder, 1860, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 4(4): 106, no. 64, by original designation.

 

Chlosyne acastus (W. H. Edwards, 1874) (1870)

The name acastus has long been associated with this suite of taxa. The discovery that populations given the name sterope (W. H. Edwards, 1870), formerly considered a subspecies of Chlosyne palla (Boisduval, 1852), are actually conspecific with C. acastus, threatens the seniority of the latter name; see A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 225-232. Replacing acastus with sterope as the species-level name (e.g., Scott (2006), Papilio (n.s.) 12: 37-38), would create an unnecessary and cumbersome reassignment of names. A paper is being prepared to cite the evidence for implementation of Code Article 81.2.3, to grant acastus status as a nomen protectum.

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(1): 16-17.

Original Combination: Melitaea Acastus

Type Locality: “Montana...Nevada...Southern Utah”; defined as “Provo Canyon, Utah County, Utah” by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 402-403.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 404, fig. 16 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 16, fig. 11 ♂ D.

 

Chlosyne acastus dorothyi Bauer, 1975

In: Howe, Butts. N. America: 157, no. 5a, pl. 40, figs. 9 ♀ D&V, 12 ♂ D&V (lectotype; as Chlosyne palla sterope).

Original Combination: [Chlosyne (Charidryas) acastus] dorothyi

Type Locality: “Burnt and Snake River Canyons, Oregon”, lectotype from “Durkee, Oregon.” [Baker County]

Types: Lectotype said to be in LACM, designated by Ferris (1989), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (3): 44.

Bibliography

Bauer, David L. 1975. Tribe Melitaeini. Pp. 139-195, in: W. H. Howe (ed.) The butterflies of North America. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Co.: xiii + 633 pp.; 97 pls., 32 tf. {[7 Nov] 1975} [description of Chlosyne (Charidryas) acastus dorothyi

Ferris, Clifford Duras (ed.). 1989. Supplement to: A catalogue/checklist of the butterflies of America north of Mexico. Memoires of the Lepidopterists= Society (3): vii + 103 pp. 

Pyle, Robert Michael. 2002. Butterflies of Cascadia. Seattle; Seattle Audubon Society: 420 pp., figs., drawings, photos. {2002} 

Warren, Andrew D. 2005. Butterflies of Oregon: their taxonomy, distribution, and biology. Fort Collins; Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University: 405 pp., 3 maps. {15 Mar 2005} 

Wolfe, Jacque and Jack Harry. 2007. An unusual host for Chlosyne sterope dorothyi. News of the Lepidopterists= Society 49(1): 26, 32 {Spring, 2007}

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