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Colias interior Scudder, 1862
(Pink-edged 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 interior Scudder, 1862

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 9: 108-109, 1 unnumbered fig.

Original Combination: Colias interior

Type Locality: “Northern shore of Lake Superior...mouth of the Sakatchewan River, British America”; defined as “the Portage at the rapids near the mouth of the Saskatchewan River” by H. Hagen (1883), Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 22: 159; further defined as “Mouth of the Saskatchewan River, vic. Grand Rapids, W. shore of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba” by Ferris (1988), Bull. Allyn Mus. (122): 2.

Types: Holotype (#5081) in MCZ, figured by Ferris (1988), Bull. Allyn Mus. (122): figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V.

            =    laurentina (Scudder, 1876)

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 18(2): 190.

Original Combination: [Eurymus Philodice] var. laurentina

Type Locality: “Cape Breton Island” implied from title of paper; neotype from “Baddeck, Cape Breton I., Nova Scotia”

Types: Neotype in CNC, designated by Ferris (1988), Bull. Allyn Mus. (122): 7, figs. 24 ♂ D, 25 ♂ V; a pseudotype (#29299) in MCZ.

            =    vividior Berger, 1945

Lambillionea 45(6-8): 42.

Original Combination: [Colias interior] vividior

Type Locality: “Wisconsin (Eagle River et Oneida)” [Vilas and Outagamie counties]

Types: Holotype probably in MRAC (Berger collection).

                   =    ‡”nepi” (W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(3): 89, no. 65.

Original Combination: Eurymus interior form [♀] nepi

Type Locality: “Nepigon [sic!], Ontario” [Nipigon, Thunder Bay County, Ontario]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

‡”solivaga” W. H. Edwards, 1877

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 6(1): 17, under no. 68.

Original Combination: Colias Solivaga

Published in the synonymy of interior without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.

‡”alba” Scott, 1986

Butts. N. Am.: 199, no. 39.

Original Combination: [Colias interior] form alba

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.

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