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Phyciodes batesii apsaalooke Scott, 1994
(Tawny Crescent)

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Asteraceae: Eurybia glauca (Nutt.) Nesom


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

Genus Phyciodes Hübner, [1819]

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (2): 29. Type-species: Papilio cocyta Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 7, pl. 101, figs. A, B; (16): 148 (index), by designation of Scudder (1872), 4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 46. The arrangement of species in this genus follows Wahlberg et al. (2003), Syst. Entomol. 28(2): 257-273.


Phyciodes batesii (Reakirt, [1866])

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 5(2): 226, no. 4.

Original Combination: Eresia Batesii

Type Locality: “Winchester, Va.; Gloucester, N. J.” Klots (1951), Field Guide Butts. N. Am.: 100, stated that the type locality is “Gloucester, New Jersey”; corrected to “Winchester Va.” by Scott (1994), Papilio (n.s.) 7: 44, since the only extant syntype is from Winchester. [Frederick County, Virginia]

Types: Syntype in FMNH, figured by Gatrelle (1998), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(3): fig. 14 ♂ D&V.


Phyciodes batesii apsaalooke Scott, 1994

Papilio (n.s.) 7: 56-58, no. 6C, figs. 19 ventral view of saccus, 149 ♂ V, 150 ♂ D, 151 ♀ D, 152 ♀ V, 153 ♂ V, 154 ♂ D, 155 ♀ D, 156 ♀ V, 157 ♂ V, 158 ♂ D, 159 ♀ D, 160 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Phyciodes (Phyciodes) batesii apsaalooke

Type Locality: “W Hidden Basin Cgd., Bighorn Co. Wyo.” [Wyoming]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.


Scott, James A. 1994. Biology and systematics of Phyciodes (Phyciodes). Papilio (n.s.) 7: 1-120, 227 figs., 12 tables {18 Nov 1994} [description of Phyciodes (Phyciodes) batesii apsaalooke

Scott, James A. 1998. Phyciodes (Phyciodes): New discoveries, new subspecies, and convergence. Papilio (New Series) 10: 1-42, 41 figs., 5 tbls. {20 Feb 1998} 

Wahlberg, Niklas, Rita Oliviera and James A. Scott. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of Phyciodes butterfly species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): complex mtDNA variations and species delimittions. Systematic Entomology 28(2): 257-273, 4 figs., 2 tbls., 1 app. {Apr 2003}

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