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Phyciodes batesii maconensis Gatrelle, 1998
(Tawny Crescent)

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(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 maconensis Gatrelle, 1998

Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(3): 4-5, figs. 11 ♂ D&V (holotype), 12 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Phyciodes batesii maconensis

Type Locality: “Jones Knob, 4100', Macon County, North Carolina”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.


Gatrelle, Ronald R. 1998. Two new Nymphalidae from western North Carolina: New subspecies of Speyeria aphrodite and Phyciodes batesii. The Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey 1(3): 1-7, 19 figs. {1 Dec 1998} [description of Phyciodes batesii maconensis

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

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