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Piruna pirus (W. H. Edwards, 1878)
(Russet Skipperling)

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W USA: SE ID, W & S WY, CO, UT, AZ, NM, (W TX?)


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

  Genus Piruna Evans, 1955

Cat. Am. Hesp. Brit. Mus. (4): 10, 11. Type-species: Pholisora pirus W. H. Edwards, 1878, Field & Forest 3(7/8): 119, by original designation.


Piruna pirus (W. H. Edwards, 1878)

Field & Forest 3(7/8): 119.

Original Combination: Pholisora Pirus

Type Locality: “Southern Colorado”; suggested to be “Hardscrabble Canyon, Custer County, Colorado” by F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(2): 264, 265.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and L. Miller (1977), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 103(2): 265, fig. 3 ♂ D&V.

This taxon was redescribed by W. H. Edwards (1881), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 9(1): 7.

            =    semicaeca (Mabille & Boullet, 1917)

Bull. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 1917(4): 100.

Original Combination: Pholisora Pirus var. semicaeca

Type Locality: “Utah, U. S.”

Types: Holotype in MNHP.



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