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Oeneis polixenes katahdin (Newcomb, 1901)
(Polixenes Arctic)

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Mt. Katahdin, Maine

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 katahdin (Newcomb, 1901)

Entomol. News 12(7): 206; (8): 225-231, pl. 8, 2 ♂ D, 1 ♂ V, 2 ♀ D, 1 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Chionobas katahdin

Type Locality: “Mt. Katahdin”; further defined by Newcomb (1901), Entomol. News 12(8): 226, as “Mt. Katahdin, Maine, at an elevation of 4250 to 5000 ft. above the sea-level.” [Penobscot County, Maine]

Types: Lectotype (#7783) in ANSP, designated by Fox (1939), Entomol. News 50(8): 213-214; paralectotypes figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 62, figs. 19 ♂ D, 20 ♀ D.

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