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Oeneis philipi Troubridge, 1988
(Philip's Arctic)

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(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.

798.      Oeneis philipi Troubridge, 1988

Can. Entomol. 120(7): 684-686, figs. 1A ♂ D, 1B ♂ V (holotype); 1C ♀ D, 2D, ♀ D, 9D-F (ovum micropyle), figs. 12, 13A larval head capsules, fig. 14A, 14B.

Original Combination: Oeneis philipi

Type Locality: “Canada, Yukon Territory, km 1 Dempster Highway at Klondike River, 460 m”

Types: Holotype in CNC.

Lafontaine (1998), in: Layberry et al., Butts. Can.: 236, suggested that the North American taxon philipi is a synonym of O. rosovi Kurentsov, 1970, Butts. Far East USSR: 49, key, figure 42(1), 50, fig. 44(6) ♂ genitalia, 73. However, since there are two syntypes of that taxon extant, and V. Lukhtanov (1989), Vestnik Zool. 1989(2): 33-34, considered them to represent two different species, I defer from accepting this synonymy until a lectotype has been designated.

‡”lafontainei" Kral, 1987

News Lepid. Soc. 1987(6): 86.

Original Combination: Oeneis polixenes yukonensis form “lafontainei”

This name was given in a sales advertisement; a nomen nudum.



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