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Oeneis jutta balder (Guérin-Méneville, [1832])
(Jutta Arctic)

Type Specimens
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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE Canada W to SE Manitoba


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

Genus Oeneis Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (4): 58. Type-species: Papilio norna Thunberg, 1791, Ins. Suec. (2): 36-37, pl. 2, figs. 11, [11a], by designation of Butler (1868), Entomol. Mon. Mag. 4(45): 196.


polixenes group Gorbunov, 2001

Butts. Russia Class.: 226.


Oeneis jutta Hübner, [1806]

Samml. europ. Schmett. 1: 25, pl. Pap. [120] figs. 614 ♀ D, 615 ♀ V.

Original Combination: [Papilio] Papiliones I. Nymphales F. Jutta

Type Locality: “Lappland” [Lapland, Norway and Sweden]

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Various Palaearctic “forms” and “aberrations” are not listed in this synonymy.

            =    timanica Sedykh, 1977

Geogr. Aspect. Conserv. Flora Faun. NE Europ. USSR: 103-104, no. 76.

Original Combination: Oeneis jutta timanica

Type Locality: “environs of Ukhta” [Komi Autonomous Republic, Russia]

Types: Syntypes in the ZIN.


Oeneis jutta balder (Guérin-Méneville, [1832])

Icones Règne Anim. Cuvier 2(18): pl. 80, figs. 1 ♂ D, 1a ♂ V, 1b head, 1c antenna, 1d club of antenna [1832]; 3: 487 [1844].

Original Combination: Satyrus Balder

Type Locality: “Cap-Nord” in error. [Finmark, Norway] Defined as “Nain, Labrador” by Pelham (2008), J. Res. Lepid. 40: 419. [Newfoundland and Labrador]

Types: Location of type(s) not known. They are likely the specimens that were subsequently redescribed as S. balder by Boisduval [1834], Icon. Hist. Lépid. Europ. (19): 189-190, no. 4; (20): pl. 39, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, and are possibly in BMNH.

Guérin-Méneville described this taxon from Boisduval’s collection. Boisduval [1834], ibid., redescribed S. balder, giving the type locality as “au Cap-Nord, au Groenland et en Island...Nayn, dans l'Amerique hyperboréennes.” Since no populations of O. jutta are known to occur in northern Lapland, Greenland or Iceland, the type locality is defined as above.

                   =    balderi Geyer, 1837

In: Hübner, Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 5: pl. [169], figs. 981 ♂ D, 982 ♂ V [1836]; 43, no. 491 (1837, name given).

Original Combination: Eumenis Balderi

Type Locality: “Labrador” [Newfoundland and Labrador]

Types: Location of type(s) not known, probably lost.

There is nothing in the original description indicating that this is a misspelling or emendation of Satyrus balder Guérin-Ménéville, [1832]. It is retained as an available name.



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