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Euphydryas anicia eurytion (Mead, 1875)
(Anicia Checkerspot)

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

  Subgenus Euphydryas Scudder, 1872

=    Occidryas Higgins, 1978

Entomol. Gaz. 29(3): 112, figs. 6-12. Type-species: Melitaea anicia E. Doubleday, 1847, in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(12): pl. 23, fig. 2; (21): 179, no. 6, by original designation.


Euphydryas anicia (E. Doubleday, [1847])

In: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(12): pl. 23, fig. 2 ♂ D; 1(21): 179, no. 6 (1848).

Original Combination: Melitaea Anicia

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains, N. America”; defined as “Rock Lake, Alberta (53o 27'N, 118o 16'W)”, by J. Shepard (1984), Quaest. Entomol. 20(1): 40-41.

Types: Lectotype (#45-136) in BMNH, designated by J. Shepard (1984), Quaest. Entomol. 20(1): 40-41; figured by Gunder (1929), Pan-Pac. Entomol. 6(1): pl. 5 ♂ D&V.

=    ‡”mayi” Gunder, 1932

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 8(3): 126-127.

Original Combination: Euphydryas anicia tr. f. mayi

Type Locality: “Banff, Alberta, Canada”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.


eurytion group Bauer, 1975

In: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 184.


Euphydryas anicia eurytion (Mead, 1875)

Rep. Coll. diurn. Lepid. 5(Zool.): 759.

Original Combination: Melitaea Eurytion

Type Locality: “Colorado”; defined as “Twin Lakes, California Gulch, Fairplay and probably Kenosha. Probably not at Turkey Creek Junction”, by F. Brown (1934), J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 42(2): 160; suggested to be “South Park, Park Co., Colorado” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 164; subsequently defined as “South Park, probably near Fairplay, Park Co., Colo.” by Scott et al. (2006), Papilio (n.s.) 12: 31.

Types: Syntypes in CMNH; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 57, figs. 15 ♂ D, 16 ♀ D, and Scott et al. (2006), Papilio (n.s.) 12: pl. 5, 1st row ♂ D&V, 2nd row ♀ D&V.

=    carolae T. Emmel & L. N. Harris, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (32): 433-434, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (holotype); 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Euphydryas anicia carolae

Type Locality: “Colorado: Park County, 1.3 miles south of Fairplay, 9860 ft. elevation, 2.1 miles west of jct. of Hwy. 285 and National Forest access Fourmile Creek Road, on (north side) Fourmile Creek Road which starts 0.3 miles south of Hwy. 285 x Hwy. 9 jct.”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

=    ‡”rubrolimbata” (J. A. Comstock, 1918)

Lepidopterist 2(5): 36-37, pl. 6, fig. 4 ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: [Melitaea anicia capella] Rubrolimbata aberr. nov.

Type Locality: “South Park, Colorado” [Park County]

Types: “Holotype” in LACM.



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