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Hesperopsis alpheus oricus (W. H. Edwards, 1879)
(Saltbush Sootywing)

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E & S CA, NV, SW UT, NW AZ

Synonymy

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

Genus Hesperopsis Dyar, 1905

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 13(3): 118. Type-species: Thanaos alpheus W. H. Edwards, 1876, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 206, by original designation. Stanford (1981), in: Ferris and F. Brown, Butts. Rocky Mtn. States: 87, detailed the genus-level status of this taxon.

 

Hesperopsis alpheus (W. H. Edwards, 1876)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 5(3/4): 206.

Original Combination: Thanaos Alpheus

Type Locality: “New Mexico”; defined as “sage brush country in Colfax County, New Mexico” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 641.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 643, fig. 22 ♂ D&V.

 

Hesperopsis alpheus oricus (W. H. Edwards, 1879)

Can. Entomol. 11(3): 51.

Original Combination: Pholisora oricus

Type Locality: “Nevada” implied from the title of the paper; defined as “Buffalo Canyon, Desatoga Mtns., Churchill County in areas of Atriplex canescens” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): 643-645; corrected to “Carson Valley, Douglas County, Nevada” by Austin (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (50): 629, who determined that there are no oricus populations at the type locality as defined by F. Brown and L. Miller.

Types: Holotype in CMNH; figured by F. Brown and L. Miller (1975), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 101(4): fig. 23 ♂ D&V.

MacNeill (1970), Entomol. News 81(7): 182-183, elevated this taxon to the subspecies-level.

                   =    arizonensis Mabille & Boullet, 1917

Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1917(4): 100.

Original Combination: Hesperopsis arizonensis

Type Locality: “Arizona, U. S.”

Types: Holotype in MNHP.

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