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Oeneis polixenes beringianus Kurentsov, 1970
(Polixenes Arctic)

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Churchill, Manitoba, W to AK, S to S ALTA; E Russia

Synonymy

(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 polixenes (Fabricius, 1775)

Syst. Entomol.: 484, no. 180.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. D[anaus]. F[estivus]. Polixenes

Type Locality: “America boreali”; suggested to be “Labrador” by Troubridge and Parshall (1988), Can. Entomol. 120(7): 679; defined as “Chateau Bay, Labrador coast” by Pelham (2008), J. Res. Lepid. 40: 418, based on Lysaght (1971), J. Banks Newfoundland Labrador: 120-155. [Newfoundland and Labrador]

Types: Holotype (#5035) in BMNH.

=    oeno (Boisduval, [1834])

Icon. Hist. Lépid. Europ. (20): 195-196, no. 7, pl. 39, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♀ D, 6 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Chionobas Oeno

Type Locality: “dans la Laponie russe,” a single female “du nord de la Sibérie” (from Escholtz), and two specimens “au Labrador” (from Sommer). The lectotype is from “Labrador.” [Newfoundland and Labrador]

Types: Lectotype is the male (from Labrador) figured by Boisduval, designated by V. Lukhtanov and Eitschberger (2001), Butts. World, Suppl.4: 11, 9d, note 1.

 

Oeneis polixenes beringianus Kurentsov, 1970

Butts. Far East USSR: 49, fig. 41(1) ♂ genitalia, 68, fig. 68(1) map, 73.

Original Combination: O[eneis]. p[olyxenes]. beringianus

Type Locality: “in montane tundra of the Chukotka Peninsula” [Magadan Oblast, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia]

Types: One syntype in the DSM from “E. Chukotka, Chaplina village, Hot Springs landmark”; 16 other syntypes in the IPBV, registered by Azarova (1986), Syst. Ecol. Lepid. Far East USSR: 124, no. 18; a lectotype may be selected from any of these.

Species-genus gender conformation is beringiana.

=    tschukotkensis Kurentsov, 1970

Butts. Far East USSR: 66, fig. 64(2) range map 74, fig. 39(5) ♂ genitalia (as simulans).

Original Combination: Oeneis simulans tschukotkensis

Type Locality: “montane tundra of Chukotka (Chaplina Springs)” [Magadan Oblast, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia]

Types: Syntypes in the IPBV, registered by Azarova (1986), Syst. Ecol. Lepid. Far East USSR: 124, no. 21.

=    lutea Troubridge & Parshall, 1988

Can. Entomol. 120(7): 682-683, figs. 7A ♂ D, 7B ♂ V, 7C ♀ D, 7D ♀ V.

Original Combination: Oeneis polixenes luteus

Type Locality: “Canada, British Columbia, Pink Mountain”

Types: Holotype in CNC.

This synonymy follows Layberry, et al. (1998), Butts. Can.: 235, and personal communications with Troubridge.

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