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Neophasia menapia tau (Scudder, 1861)
(Pine White)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

BC, WA, ID, W MT, NE WY, blending in OR with typical menapia

Synonymy

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

Genus Neophasia Behr, 1869

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(3): 303. Type-species: Pieris menapia C. Felder & R. Felder, 1859, Wien. entomol. Monatschr. 3(9): 271, no. 18, by designation of W. F. Kirby [1870], Zool. Rec. 6(1869): 357.

 

Neophasia menapia (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1859)

Wien. Entomol. Montaschr. 3(9): 271, no. 18; figured by C. Felder and R. Felder (1865), Reise Novara Zool. (2): pl. 25, fig. 7 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Pieris Menapia

Type Locality: “Mormenenlande am Salzsee”; suggested to be “eastern flanks of the Californian or Nevadan mountains somewhere west of the general region of Reno and Carson City, Nevada” by F. Brown (1967), J. Lepid. Soc. 21(4): 272; defined as “pine forest just W of Pyramid Lake Nevada” by Scott (1981), Papilio (n.s.) 1: 2; corrected to “vicinity of Davis Creek Park, Washoe Valley, Washoe County, Nevada” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (5): 88.

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (5): 88, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V.

=    ninonia (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 38, no. 5.

Original Combination: Pieris Ninonia

Type Locality: “dans la partie le plus orientale de la Californie”; defined as “pine forest just W of Pyramid Lake Nevada” by Scott (1981), Papilio (n.s.) 1: 2; corrected to “vicinity of Davis Creek Park, Washoe Valley, Washoe County, Nevada” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 24.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 24, figs. 162 ♂ D, 163 ♂ V.

=    ‡”nigracosta” J. A. Comstock, 1918

Lepidopterist 2(2): 13, pl. 4, fig. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ (“holotype”); figured by Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 7, fig. 4 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Neophasia Menapia F. Nigracosta

Type Locality: “high Sierras of Tulare County, California, altitude 9,000 to 10,000 ft. (Near Olancha Peak)”; holotype from “Monache Meadows, Tulare Co., Cal.”

Types: “Holotype” in LACM.

 

Neophasia menapia tau (Scudder, 1861)

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 8: 183-184.

Original Combination: Pieris Tau

Type Locality: “Gulf of Georgia”; interpreted to be “near Port Townsend, Wash. Terr.” by H. Hagen (1883), Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 22: 164. [Jefferson County, Washington]

Types: Syntypes (#16601) in MCZ.

A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 68-69, discussed the application of this name to Pacific Northwestern populations of N. menapia.

                         =    ‡”suffusa” (Stretch, 1882)

Papilio 2(7): 109-110, pl. 2, figs. 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: [Pieris Menapia] [female form] suffusa

Type Locality: “Country round Spokane Falls, Washington Territory”

Types: “Holotype” in MCZ.

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