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Colias christina kluanensis Ferris, 1981
(Christina's Sulphur)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Colias [Fabricius], 1807

In: Illiger, Mag. f. Insektenk. 6: 284, no. 24. Type-species: Papilio hyale Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 469, no. 71, by designation of I.C.Z.N. Opinion 146.

      =    ‡Eurymus Horsfield, [1829]

Descr. Cat. Lepid. Ins. Mus. E. India Co. (2): 129, 134. Type-species: Papilio hyale Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 469, no. 71, by original designation. Preoccupied by Eurymus Rafinesque, 1815, Analyse Nat.: 117, and a junior objective synonym of Colias.

=    Scalidoneura Butler, 1871

Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1871(1): 250-251. Type-species: Scalidoneura hermina Butler, 1871, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1871(1): 251, pl. 19, fig. 5, by original designation.

=    Eriocolias J. Watson, 1895

Entomol. 28(385): 167. Type-species: Papilio edusa Fabricius, 1787, Mantissa Ins. 2: 23, no. 240, by original designation (= Papilio croceus Geoffroy (1875), in: Fourcroy, Entomol. Paris 2: 250, no. 48).

      =    ‡Coliastes Hemming, 1931

Entomol. 64(12)[823]: 273. Type-species: Papilio hyale Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 469, no. 71, by original designation; a junior objective synonym of Colias.

=    Mesocolias Petersen, 1963

J. Res. Lepid. 1(2): 144-145. Type-species: Colias vauthierii Guérin-Méneville, [1830], in: Duperrey, Voy. Coquille, 1(Zool.)Atlas(18): pl. Ins. 15, fig. 2, by original designation.

=    Protocolias Petersen, 1963

J. Res. Lepid. 1(2): 144-145. Type-species: Colias imperialis Butler, 1871, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1871(1): 250, pl. 19, fig. 2, by original designation (= Colias ponteni Wallengren, 1860, Wien. entomol. Monatschr. 4(2): 33, no.1; synonym).

=    Palaeocolias Berger, 1986

Lambillionea 86(7/8, suppl.): 21-22, 32. Type-species: Colias ponteni Wallengren, 1860, Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 4(2): 33, by original designation.

=    Neocolias Berger, 1986

Lambillionea 86(7/8, suppl.): 21, 32. Type-species: Papilio erate Esper, 1805, Die Schmett. 1(suppl.)(2)(11): 13-14, pl. 119 (Cont. 74), fig. 3, by original designation.

=    Eucolias Berger, 1986

Lambillionea 86(7/8, suppl.): 22, 33. Type-species: Papilio palaeno Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Svecica (ed. 2): 272, no. 1041, by original designation.

=    Similicolias Berger, 1986

Lambillionea 86(7/8, suppl.): 23, 33. Type-species: Papilio lesbia Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 477, no. 149, by original designation.

=    Paracolias Berger, 1986

Lambillionea 86(7/8, suppl.): 24, 34. Type-species: Colias dimera E. Doubleday, [1847], in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1): pl. 9, fig. 3; (7): 74, no. 15, by original designation.

=    Asiocolias Korb, 2005

Cat. Butt. ex USSR: 20. Type-species: Colias christophi Grum-Grshimaïlo, 1885, in: Romanov, Mém. Lépid. 2: 220, by original designation.

Ganura Zetterstedt, [1839]

Ins. Lappon. (5): col. 903. Type-species: Papilio hyale Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 469, no. 71. This name was published in synonymy and is unavailable (Code Article 11.6).

 

Colias christina W. H. Edwards, 1863

Opler (1999), Field Guide W. Butts.: 165, and Hammond and McCorkle (2003), J. Lepid. Soc. 57(4): 274-278, suggested that this taxon is conspecific with C. occidentalis. The arrangement of christina and occidentalis as geographic subspecies is evocative, but the arrangement proposed by A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 87-91, is maintained until further information becomes available.

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 2(2): 78, 79-80, no. 2; figured by W. H. Edwards (1868), Butts. N. Am. [1](2): pl. Colias 2, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Colias Christina

Type Locality: “portage of the Slave River”; W. H. Edwards (1884), Papilio 4(2): 30, added “about latitude 60o”; defined as “near the Slave River between Fort Smith, Northwest Territories and Fitzgerald, Alberta” by Kondla (1995), Alberta Naturalist 25(4): 76. [Northwest Territories]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1973), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 99(1): 63.

                   =    alberta Bowman, 1942

Can. Entomol. 74(2): 25.

Original Combination: Colias eurytheme alberta

Type Locality: “Wembley, Alta.” [Alberta]

Types: Holotype in CNC; figured by Ferris (1972), Bull. Allyn Mus. (5): 13, fig. ♂ D&V.

Ferris (1972), Bull. Allyn Mus. (5): 7-9, suggested that this taxon may be a form of C. eurytheme, but Masters (1971), J. Res. Lepid. 9(2): 97-99, and Kondla (1991), Utahensis 6(4): 45, presented evidence supporting this synonymy.

                         =    ‡”pallida” Cockerell, 1889

Entomol. 22(312): 128, no. 2f; cited Colias christina (sensu Lyman (1884), Can. Entomol. 16(1): 6).

Original Combination: C[olias]. christinapallida

Type Locality: Not stated; Lyman (1884), ibid., recorded the type from “North-west Territories.”

Types: “Type” is the specimen mentioned by Lyman, may be in LEMQ.

 

Colias christina kluanensis Ferris, 1981

Bull. Allyn Mus. (63): 1-3, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (holotype); 4 ♀ D, 5 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Colias alexandra kluanensis

Type Locality: “Haines Junction, Y. T., Canada” [Yukon Territory]

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

                   =    yukonensis Berger, 1986

Lambillionea 86(7/8, suppl.): 45.

Original Combination: [Colias] Yukonensis

Type Locality: “Yukon (Canada)”

Types: Location of types not known, possibly none designated.

It is considered that the key containing this name barely qualifies as a description.

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