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Chlosyne nycteis reversa (F. Chermock & R. Chermock, 1940)
(Silvery Checkerspot)

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Asteraceae: Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata L.

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 nycteis (E. Doubleday, 1847)

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(12): pl. 23, fig. 3 ♀ D; (21): 181, no. 23 (1848).

Original Combination: Melitaea Nycteis

Type Locality: “United States (Middle States)”

Types: Syntype (#Rh8433) in BMNH.

=    oenone (Scudder, 1863)

Proc. Essex Inst. 3: 166, no. 35.

Original Combination: Melitaea Oenone

Type Locality: “Lenox and Williamstown, Mass....Norway, Me.” [Berkshire County, Massachusetts; Oxford County, Maine]

Types: Syntypes possibly in MCZ.

=    ‡”millburni” (C. Rummel, 1926)

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 21(5): 203.

Original Combination: Phyciodes nycteis ab. millburni

Type Locality: “Millburn, N. J.” [Union County, New Jersey]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

=    ‡”lacteus” (Gunder, 1928)

Can. Entomol. 60(7): 166, pl. B, figs. 16 ♂ D, 16a ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Phyciodes nycteis tr. f. lacteus

Type Locality: “near St. Louis, Mo.” [St. Louis County, Missouri]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

=    ‡”greyi” (W. D. Field, 1934)

Can. Entomol. 66(11): 256.

Original Combination: Phyciodes nycteis tr. f. greyi

Type Locality: “north west edge of city limits of Lawrence” [Douglas County, Kansas]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

 

Chlosyne nycteis reversa (F. Chermock & R. Chermock, 1940)

Can. Entomol. 72(4): 83.

Original Combination: Phyciodes nycteis reversa

Type Locality: “Riding Mtns., Manitoba”

Types: Holotype in CNC.

Bibliography

Chermock, Franklin Hugo and Ralph Lucien Chermock. 1940. Some new diurnal Lepidoptera from the Riding Mountains and the Sand Ridge, Manitoba. Canadian Enteomologist 72(4): 81-83. {30 Apr 1940} [description of Melitaea nycteis reversa

Forbes, William Trowbridge Merrifield. 1945. The genus Phyciodes (Lepidoptera, Nymphalinae). Entomologica Americana (n.s.)24: 139-207. {Oct 1944, 24 May 1945} 

Higgins, Lionel George. 1960. A revision of the melitaeine genus Chlosyne and allied species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 112(14): 381-467, 134 figs. {31 Dec 1960} 

Layberry, Ross A., Peter W. Hall, J. Donald Lafontaine (plates by John T. Fowler). 1998. The butterflies of Canada. Toronto, Buffalo & London; University of Toronto Press: 280 pp., 32 pls., 294 maps and illus. {1998}

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