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Pontia beckerii (W. H. Edwards, 1871)
(Becker's White)

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BC to Baja C. Sur, N AZ, N NM, CO, WY, S & W MT; basins

Synonymy

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

Genus Pontia [Fabricius], 1807

In: Illiger, Mag. f. Insektenk. 6: 283, no. 23. Type-species: Papilio daplidice Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 468, no. 62, by designation of J. Curtis (1824), Brit. Entomol. 1(12): pl. 48, [1]. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 704.

      =    ‡Mancipium Hübner, [1807]

Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [141]. Type-species: Mancipium hellica Hübner, [1807], Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: pl. [141], figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, by monotypy (= Papilio helice Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 760, no. 78, incorrect subsequent spelling). I.C.Z.N. Opinion 137 suppressed this name; I.C.Z.N. Direction 4 placed this name on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 214.

      =    ‡Pontia [Illiger], 1807

Allg. Lit.-Zeit. 2(303): 1180. Type-species: Papilio helice Linnaeus, 1767, Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 1(2): 760, no. 78, by monotypy. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 232 suppressed this name and placed it on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic names in Zoology as name no. 46.

=    Synchloe Hübner, 1818

Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 26, no. 76. Type-species: Papilio callidice Hübner, [1800], Samml. europ. Schmett. 1: pl. Pap. 81, figs. 408, 409; 63. no. 5, pl. 108, figs. 551, 552, by designation of Butler (1870), Cist. Entomol. 1(3): 51.

      =    ‡Mancipium Stephens, 1827

Ill. Brit. Entomol., Haustellata 1: 22. Type-species: Papilio daplidice Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 468, no. 62, by designation of Koçak (1982), Priamus 1(4): 155. Preoccupied by Mancipium Hübner, [1807], and a junior objective synonym of Pontia [Fabricius], 1807.

      =    ‡Parapieris de Nicéville, 1897

J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. II 66(3): 563. Type-species: Papilio callidice Hübner, [1800], Samml. europ. Schmett.: pl. Pap. 81, figs. 408, 409; 63, no. 5, pl. 108, figs. 551, 552, by original designation. A junior objective synonym of Synchloe Hübner, [1818].

      =    ‡Leucochloe Röber, 1907

In: Seitz, Grossschmett. Erde 1(12): 49. Type-species: Papilio daplidice Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 468, no. 62, by designation of Klots (1933), Entomol. Am. (n.s.) 12(4): 212. A junior objective synonym of Pontia [Fabricius], 1807.

=    Pontieuchloia Verity, 1929

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. 98(3): 347. Type-species: Papilio chloridice Hübner, [1813], Samml. europ. Schmett. 1: pl. Pap. 141, figs. 712-715, by monotypy.

 

Pontia beckerii (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Butts. N. Am. [1](8): [30]-[31], pl. Neophasia Pieris 1, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V, 6 ♀ D, 7 ♀ V; also figured by W. H. Edwards (1883), 2(11): pl. Pieris I, figs. 8 ♂ D, 9 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Pieris Beckerii

Type Locality: “Virginia City, Nevada” [Storey County]

Types: Lectotype in AMNH, designated by F. Brown (1973), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 99(1): 115, fig. 29 ♂ D&V.

This taxon has been considered a subspecies of Pontia chloridice (Hübner, [1813]), Samml. europ. Schmett.: pl. Pap. 141, figs. 712-715, by Higgins and N. Riley (1970), Field Guide Butts. Brit. Europ.: 47, Higgins (1975), Class. Europ. Butts.: 75, and Scott (1986), Butts. N. Am.: 220, no. 79. However, Coutsis and Tolman (1996), Linn. Belg. 15(7): 271-272, identified larval characters that support the species-level separation of P. chloridice and P. beckerii.

                   =    ‡”pseudochloridice” (McDunnough, 1928)

Can. Entomol. 60(11): 266-267.

Original Combination: [Pieris beckerii] [early spring generation] pseudochloridice

Type Locality: “Oliver, B. C.”

Types: “Holotype” (#2861) in CNC.

                   =    ‡”gunderi” (Ingham, 1933)

Pan-Pac. Entomol. 9(2): 75.

Original Combination: Ascia beckerii gunderi new tr. f.

Type Locality: “Bouquet Canyon, Los Angeles County, Calif.”

Types: “Holotype” in CAS.

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