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Euphydryas anicia helvia (Scudder, 1869)
(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.


anicia group Bauer, 1975

In: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 182.


Euphydryas anicia helvia (Scudder, 1869)

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 12: 405.

Original Combination: Melitaea Helvia

Type Locality: “upper end of the Ramparts...cañons, commencing two hundred miles below Fort Yukon, where the river is narrow, deep and swift, running for one hundred and fifty miles between high mountains” [Yukon River, Alaska]

Types: Type(s) destroyed in 1871 Chicago fire.



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