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Oeneis polixenes woodi Troubridge & Parshall, 1988
(Polixenes Arctic)

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

arctic coast of AK & YK


(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 woodi Troubridge & Parshall, 1988

Can. Entomol. 120(7): 683-684, figs. 8A ♂ D, 8B ♂ V, 8C ♀ D, 8D ♀ V.

Original Combination: Oeneis polixenes woodi

Type Locality: “Canada, Yukon Territory, Herschel Island”

Types: Holotype in CNC.



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