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Poladryas minuta (W. H. Edwards, 1861) (NW Mexican segregate)
(Dotted Checkerspot)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

NW Mexico (SON, CHIH, DGO)


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

Genus Poladryas Bauer, 1961

In: P. Ehrlich and A. Ehrlich, How Know Butts.: 109, 130. Type-species: Melitaea pola Boisduval, 1869, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 56, no. 44, by original designation. Bauer misidentified Melitaea arachne W. H. Edwards, 1869, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(4): 372, as pola, as determined by F. Brown (1965), J. Lepid. Soc. 19(4): 206-207, fig. 2, and J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 32, figs. 243 ♂ D, 244 ♂ V. This is a case of a misidentified type species. The type-species is Melitaea arachne W. H. Edwards, 1869, as designated by Pelham (2008), J. Res. Lepid. 40: 370 (under Code Article 70.3).


Poladryas minuta (W. H. Edwards, 1861)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 13(6): 160, 161, no. 2.

Original Combination: Melitaea minuta

Type Locality: “Texas”; neotype from “Comfort, Texas.” [Kendall County]

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1966), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 92(3): 417, fig. 20, ♂ D&V; figured by Mead (1875), Rep. Coll. diurn. Lepid. 5(Zool.): pl. 36, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, and W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 58, fig. 12 ♂ V.

=    approximata (Strecker, 1900)

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (suppl. 3): 23.

Original Combination: Melitaea Approximata

Type Locality: “Texas”

Types: Syntypes in FMNH.



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