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Phyciodes orseis herlani Bauer, 1975
(California Crescent)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

Asteraceae: Cirsium andersonii (Gray) Petrak


(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 orseis W. H. Edwards, 1871

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 205, 206, no. 2.

Original Combination: Phyciodes Orseis

Type Locality: “Mt. St. Helena, Napa Co., California”

Types: Lectotype (#4482) in AMNH, designated by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 450, fig. 29 ♂ D&V.

=    ‡”edwardsi” Gunder, 1927

Entomol. News 38(5): 135, no. 5, pl. 2, fig. 5 ♀ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Phyciodes orseis edwardsi ♀ nov. tr. form

Type Locality: “California”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH (USNM stated in original description).


Phyciodes orseis herlani Bauer, 1975

In: Howe, Butts. N. Am.: 148, no. 10b, pl. 45, figs. 9 ♂ D&V (holotype), 10 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: [Phyciodes (Phyciodes) orseis] herlani

Type Locality: “Glenbrook Creek, Douglas County, Nevada, at an elevation of about 7000 feet”

Types: Holotype in Bauer collection; a paratype in NVMC.


Bauer, David L. 1975. Tribe Melitaeini. Pp. 139-195, in: W. H. Howe (ed.) The butterflies of North America. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Co.: xiii + 633 pp.; 97 pls., 32 tf. {[7 Nov] 1975} [description of Phyciodes (Phyciodes) orseis] herlani

Davenport, Kenneth E. 2004. The Yosemite butterflies. The Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey 5(1): 1-75, figs. {29 Dec 2004} 

Davenport, Kenneth E., Norbert G. Kondla, Charles Grisham and C. Howard Grisham. 2007. The Yosemite butterflies: color plates. The Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey 5(2): 1-83, color figs. {15 Mar 2007} 

Higgins, Lionel George. 1981. A revision of Phyciodes Hübner and related genera, with a review of the classification of the Melitaeinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 43(3): 77-243, 490 figs. {29 Oct 1981}

Scott, James A. 1992. Hostplant records for butterflies and skippers (mostly from Colorado) 1959-1991, with new life histories and notes on oviposition, immatures, and ecology. Papilio (n.s.) 6: 1-171, 10 tables {5 Jul 1992} 

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

Scott, James A. 2006. Phyciodes (Phyciodes): more progress. Papilio (New Series) 13: 38 pp., 5 tbls., cartoon {28 Apr 2006}

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