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Oarisma edwardsii (W. Barnes, 1897)
(Edwards’ Skipperling)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S-central CO, NM, C & E AZ, NW Mexico to S-central Mexico


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

  Genus Oarisma Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 75. Type-species: Hesperia powesheik Parker, 1870, Am. Entomol. Bot. 2(9): 271, by original designation.

=    Paradopaea Godman, 1900

In: Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lepid. Rhop. 3(156): pl. 92, figs. 23-29. Type-species: Hesperia garita Reakirt, 1866, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 6(1): 150-151, by designation of Lindsey (1925), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 18(1): 96.


Oarisma edwardsii (W. Barnes, 1897)

Can. Entomol. 29(2): 42.

Original Combination: Thymelicus Edwardsii

Type Locality: “near Denver, Colorado” This species is not currently known from the Denver area or Platte River drainage; the type probably came from the Arkansas River drainage (A. Warren pers. comm. 2006). Suggested to be “Hardscrabble Can., Wet Mts., Custer Co. Colo. by Scott (2008), Papilio (n.s.) 19: 30.

Types: Holotype in USNM.



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