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Erebia epipsodea sineocellata Skinner, 1889
(Common Alpine)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Erebia Dalman, 1816

K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 37(1): 58. Type-species: Papilio ligea Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 473, no. 97, by original designation. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 506 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 1255.

      =    ‡Epigea Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 62. Type-species: Papilio ligea Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 473, no. 97, by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(844): 198. A junior objective synonym of Erebia. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 506 placed this name on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 1143.

=    Syngea Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 62. Type-species: Papilio pronoe Esper, 1780, Die Schmett. 1(2)(1): 23-24, pl. 54 (Cont. 4), fig. 1, by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(844): 198.

=    Phorcis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 62. Type-species: Phorcis epistygne Hübner, [1819], Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 62, no. 591, by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(844): 198.

=    Marica Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 63. Type-species: Papilio stygne Ochsenheimer, 1807, Schmett. Europa 1(1): 276, no. 52 (= Papilio meolans de Prunner, 1798, Lepid. Pedemont.: 71; synonym), by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(844): 198.

=    Gorgo Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 64. Type-species: Papilio ceto Hübner, [1804], Samml. Europ. Schmett. 1: pl. 112, figs. 578, 579 (= Papilio alberganus de Prunner, 1798, Lepid. Pedemont.: 71; synonym), by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(844): 198.

      =    ‡Oreina Westwood, 1841

In: Brit. Butts. Transf. (ed. 1): 76. Type-species: Papilio cassiope Fabricius, 1787, Mantissa Ins. 2: 42, no. 417, by designation of Butler (1868), Entomol. Mon. Mag. 4(45): 194. Preoccupied by Oreina Chevrolet, 1835, in: Dejean, Cat. Coléopt. (ed. 2): 402.

=    Medusia Verity, 1953

Le Farfalle diurn. d'Italia 5: 179. Type-species: Papilio medusa [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 167, no. 10, by original designation.

=    Triariia Verity, 1953

Le Farfalle diurn. d'Italia 5: 186. Type-species: Papilio triarius de Prunner, 1798, Lepid. Pedemont.: 70, by original designation.

=    Truncaefalcia Verity, 1953

Le Farfalle diurn. d'Italia 5: 188. Type-species: Papilio aethiops Esper, 1777, Die Schmett. 1(1)(5): pl. 25 (Supp. 1), fig. 3; (9): 312-313, by original designation.

      =    ‡Simplicia Verity, 1953

Le Farfalle diurn. d'Italia 5: 194. Type-species: Papilio epiphron Knoch, 1783, Beitr. Insektengesch. 3: 131, no. 3, pl. 6, fig. 7, by original designation. Preoccupied by Simplicia Guenée, 1854, Spec. gén. Lépid. 8: 51.

=    Simplospinosia Verity, 1957

Entomol. Rec. & J. Var. 69(10): 225. Type-species: Papilio epiphron Knoch, 1783, Beitr. Insektengesch. 3: 131, no. 3, pl. 6, fig. 7, as a replacement name. Proposed to replace Simplicia Verity, 1953, preoccupied (Code Articles 60.3, 67.8).

 

medusa group B. Warren, 1936

Monogr. Erebia: 182.

 

Erebia epipsodea Butler, 1868

The synonymy below follows Layberry et al. (1998), Butts. Can.: 227.

Cat. Sat. Brit. Mus.: 80, pl. 2, fig. 9 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Erebia Epipsodea

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains”; suggested to be “vic. Banff, Alberta” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 199; defined as “Rock Lake, Alberta” by Kondla (1996), Alberta Naturalist 26(2): 40.

Types: Syntypes (#3582) in BMNH; one figured by Ehrlich (1955), Univ. Kans. Sci. Bull. 37(1)(6): figs. 1A ♂ D, 1B ♂ V.

=    hopfingeri P. Ehrlich, 1954

J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 27(2): 80; figured by Ehrlich (1955), Univ. Kans. Sci. Bull. 37(1)(6): figs. 2E ♂ D, 3E ♂ V (holotype); 2D ♀ D, 3D ♀ V.

Original Combination: Erebia epipsodea hopfingeri

Type Locality: “Black Canyon 1000 feet, South of Methow, Okanogan County, Washington”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

 

Erebia epipsodea sineocellata Skinner, 1889 (emended)

Can. Entomol. 21(12): 239.

Original Combination: Erebia sine-ocellata

Type Locality: “Fort Qu'Appelle...(thirty miles north of an old Hudson Bay Post called Fort Qu'Apelle)” [Saskatchewan]

Types: Syntype (#7042) in ANSP.

This name was available as originally described, not infrasubspecific as sometimes considered (e.g., L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 199).

                   =    freemani P. Ehrlich, 1954

J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 27(2): 80; figured by Ehrlich (1955), Univ. Kans. Sci. Bull. 37(1)(6): figs. 2G ♂ D, 3G ♂ V (holotype); 2H ♀ D, 3H ♀ V.

Original Combination: Erebia epipsodea freemani

Type Locality: “Lloydminster, Alberta”; defined as “the vicinity of Rivercourse, Alberta” by Kondla (1996), Alberta Naturalist 26(2): 40.

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

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