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Colias gigantea harroweri Klots, 1940
(Giant 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 gigantea Strecker, 1900

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (suppl. 3): 19.

Original Combination: Colias pelidne var. gigantea

Type Locality: “west coast Hudson Bay, above Fort York” [York Factory, Manitoba]

Types: Lectotype in FMNH, designated by Ferris (1987), Bull. Allyn Mus. (112): 14, figs. 30 ♂ D, 31 ♂ V.

=    pelidneides Staudinger, 1901

In: Staudinger and Rebel, Cat. Lepid. Palae. (3rd ed.): 15, no. 86i.

Original Combination: [Colias Palaeno] v. Pelidneides

Type Locality: “Amer. bor. (Hudson Bay, Alaska)”; defined as “Hudson Bay” by Ferris (1987), Bull. Allyn Mus. (112): 14. [Manitoba]

Types: Syntypes in ZMHB; “types” figured by Verity [1911], Rhop. palae. (30-36): pl. 68, figs. 47 ♂ D, 48 ♀ D, labeled “Hudson Bay, Alaska.”

 

Colias gigantea harroweri Klots, 1940

Am. Mus. Novit. (1054): 4-6.

Original Combination: Colias gigantea harroweri

Type Locality: “Clear Creek, vicinity Lower Green River Lake, Sublette Co., Wyo., alt. 8400 ft.” [Wyoming]

Types: Holotype in AMNH; figured by Howe (1975), Butts. N. Am.: pl. 97, fig. 20 ♂ D&V.

                   =    gracemma Hammond & McCorkle, 2008

J. Lepid. Soc. 62(4): 208, figs. 1(6) ♂ D (holotype), (7) ♂ V, (8) ♂ V, (9) ♀ D, (10) ♀ V, (11) ♀ V.

Original Combination: Colias scudderii gracemma

Type Locality: “Wyoming, Johnson County, summit of Big Horn Mountains near Cloud Peak Wilderness Area”

Types: Holotype in OSAC.

                   =    kohleri Hammond & McCorkle, 2008

J. Lepid. Soc. 62(4): 209-210, figs. 1(17) ♂ D (holotype), (18) ♂ V, (19) ♀ D, (20) ♀ D.

Original Combination: Colias scudderii kohleri

Type Locality: “Montana, Beaverhead County, summit of the Pioneer Mountains”

Types: Holotype in OSAC.

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