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Limenitis weidemeyerii siennafascia Austin & Mullins, 1984
(Weidemeyer’s Admiral)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Limenitis [Fabricius], 1807

In: Illiger, Mag. f. Insektenk. 6: 281, no. 10. Type-species: Papilio populi Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 476, no. 111, by designation of Dalman (1816), K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 37(1): 55. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 701. R. Chermock (1950), Am. Midl. Nat. 43(3): 513-569, united many genus-level taxa under Limenitis, some of which have since been elevated. The use of Basilarchia for Nearctic species is not warranted until a thorough analysis of all related taxa has been conducted.

      =    ‡Najas Hübner, [1806]

Tentamen: [1]. Type-species: Papilio populi Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 476, no. 111, by monotypy. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 97 suppressed this publication. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 80.

      =    ‡Callianira Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 38. Type-species: Callianira ephestiaena Hübner, [1819], Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (3): 38, no. 334 (= Papilio ephestion Stoll, 1790, Aanhangs. Werk Uitl. Kapellen Pieter Cramer (2): 121, pl. 25, figs. 1A ♂ D, 1B ♂ V; (3): 183 (index); a synonym of Papilio astyanax, Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 447, no. 20, which is a subspecies of Papilio arthemis Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 2: 17, index, pl. 10, figs. 3, 4), by monotypy. Preoccupied by Callianira Péon & Lesueur, 1810, Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris 15(85): 65.

      =    ‡Nymphalis Boisduval, [1828]

Europ. Lepid. Ind. Meth.: 14. Type-species: Papilio populi Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 476, no. 111, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Nymphalis Kluk, 1780, Zwierz. Hist. Nat. Pocz. Gospod. 4: 86.

      =    ‡Nympha Krause, 1839

In: Thon, Faun. Thüringen 4(4/5): 86. Type-species: Papilio populi Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 476, no. 111, by designation of Scudder (1872), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 293, no. 755 bis. Preoccupied by Nympha Fitzinger, 1826, Nouv. Class. Rept. 29, and a junior objective synonym of Limenitis.

      =    ‡Nymphalis (C. Felder, 1861)

Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. germ. Nat. Cur. 28(3): 41, no. 97. Type-species: Papilio astyanax Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 447, no. 20 (= Papilio arthemis Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 2: 17, index, pl. 10, figs. 3, 4; subspecies), by designation of Hemming (1934), Entomol. 67(849): 37. Preoccupied by Nymphalis Kluk, 1780, Zwierz. Hist. Nat. Pocz. Gospod. 4: 86, and also a junior objective synonym of Basilarchia Scudder, 1872.

=    Basilarchia Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 29. Type-species: Papilio astyanax Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 447, no. 20 (= Papilio arthemis Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 2: 17, index, pl. 10, figs. 3, 4; subspecies), by original designation.

=    Ladoga Moore, 1898

Lepid. Ind. 3(32): 146; (33): 174. Type-species: Papilio camilla Linnaeus, 1764, Mus. Lud. Ulr.: 304, no. 122, by original designation.

=    Azuritis Boudinot, 1986

Nouv. Rev. Entomol. (n.s.) 2(4): 405. Type-species: Limenitis reducta Staudinger, 1901, Cat. Lepid. Palae. (3rd ed.): 22, no. 135a, by original designation. Gorbunov (2001), Butts. Russia Class.: 159, treated this taxon as a subgenus.

 

Limenitis weidemeyerii W. H. Edwards, 1861

While some recent authors have treated L. weidemeyrii as a subspecies of L. lorquini (e.g., Porter (1990), Syst. Zool. 39(2): 131-148), they are maintained as species-level taxa following Boyd et al. (2000), Holarct. Lepid. 6(2): 37-74.

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 13(6): 160, 162, no. 4; figured by W. H. Edwards (1869), Butts. N. Am. [1](4): pl. Limenitis 2, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V, and Mead (1875), Rep. Coll. diurn. Lepid. 5(Zool.): pl. 38, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Limenitis Weidemeyerii

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains”; neotype from “Lakewood, Jefferson Co., Colorado.”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by S. Perkins and E. Perkins (1967), in: F. Brown, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 93(3): 370-371, fig. 16 ♂ D&V.

=    ‡”nigerrima” (Cockerell, 1927)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 26(1): 5; figured by Cockerell (1927), Zool. Colo.: plate facing 209.

Original Combination: [Basilarchia weidemeyerii] ab. nigerrima

Type Locality: “Boulder, Colorado” [Boulder County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM; figured by S. Perkins and E. Perkins (1967), J. Lepid. Soc. 21(4): 226, pl. 7, figs. 32, 33.

 

Limenitis weidemeyerii siennafascia Austin & Mullins, 1984

J. Res. Lepid. 22(4): 225, 227, fig. 1a top left ♂ D (holotype), top right ♀ D, 1b top left ♂ V (holotype), top right ♀ V.

Original Combination: Limenitis weidemeyerii siennafascia

Type Locality: “Arizona: Cochise County; Chiracahua Mountains, near Barfoot Park, 8400', (T17S R30E S33)”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

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