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Ochlodes yuma lutea Austin, 1998
(Yuma Skipper)

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

Genus Ochlodes Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 78. Type-species: Hesperia nemorum Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10: 314 (= Hesperia agricola Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10: 314; subspecies), by original designation. Chiba and Tsukiyama (1996), Butterflies 14: 3-16, revised this genus. The relative precedence of the various taxa named by Boisduval has not been unequivocally stated anywhere. This arrangement generally follows L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 42, Ferris (1989), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (3): 72, and Mielke (2005), Cat. Amer. Hesp. 5: 1112-1116. 


Ochlodes yuma (W. H. Edwards, 1873)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 4(4): 346.

Original Combination: Hesperia Yuma

Type Locality: “Arizona”; defined as “vicinity of Owens Lake, Inyo County, California” by F. Brown (1958), Lepid. News 11(4/5): 154; neotype from “Darwin Falls, Inyo Co., California.”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by Tilden (1961), Entomol. News 72(2): 42-43; figured by F. Brown and L. Miller (1980), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 106(1): fig. 15 ♂ D&V.


Ochlodes yuma lutea Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (43): 527, figs. 21 ♂ D, 22 ♂ V (holotype); 23 ♀ D, 24 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Ochlodes yuma lutea

Type Locality: “Nevada: Lander County; Toiyabe Mountains, Bowman Creek, 1859 m, T15N R43E S13 near Nye County Line on USGS Millett Ranch, Nev. 15' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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