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Colias occidentalis chrysomelas Hy. Edwards, 1877
(Western 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 occidentalis Scudder, 1862

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 9: 109-111, unnumbered fig.

Original Combination: Colias Occidentalis

Type Locality: “Gulf of Georgia...Fort Simpson, British America”; lectotype from “Gulf of Georgia.” This locality was interpreted to be “near Port Townsend, Wash. Terr., Gulf of Georgia” by H. Hagen (1883), Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 22: 164. [Jefferson County, Washington]

Types: Lectotype (#16603) in MCZ, designated by W. Barnes and McDunnough (1918), Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 4(2): 65; the same specimen was later designated lectotype by Ferris (1988), Bull. Allyn Mus. (116): 19, figs. 29 ♂ D, 30 ♂ V, 31 ♂ D UV.

=    nortepacifica Hammond & McCorkle, 2008

J. Lepid. Soc. 62(4): 214, figs. 1(24) ♂ D (holotype), (25) ♂ D.

Original Combination: Colias scudderii nortepacifica

Type Locality: “British Columbia, Nimpo Lake”

Types: Holotype in OSAC.

‡”alba” Scott, 1986

Butts. N. Am.: 196, no. 36.

Original Combination: [Colias occidentalis] form alba

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

 

Colias occidentalis chrysomelas Hy. Edwards, 1877

Pac. Coast Lepid. (24): 8-9, 11.

Original Combination: C[olias]. Chrysomelas

Type Locality: “Napa County, Cal.” [California]

Types: Lectotype (#3448 2308) in AMNH, designated by Ferris (1993), Bull. Allyn Mus. (138): 38, figs. 56 ♂ D, 57 ♂ V, 58 ♂ D UV.

On page 9 this taxon was spelled “chryomelas,” an incorrect original spelling. L. Miller and F. Brown (1983), in: Hodges, et al., MONA Check List: 52, spelled this name “chrysomelaena,” an unjustified emendation of chrysomelas.

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

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(3): 88, under no. 63a.

Original Combination: Eurymus occidentalis chrysomelas form shastae

Type Locality: “Shasta Retreat, Siskiyou Co., Calif.” [California]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

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