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Pontia sisymbrii transversa R. Holland, 1995
(Spring White)

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S AZ, S NM, W TX, N SON, N CHIH

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 sisymbrii (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 284, no. 8.

Original Combination: Pieris sisymbrii

Type Locality: “Californie” implied from the title of paper; listed as “dans les plaines du Sacramento” by Boisduval (1869), Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 40, no. 10; defined as “1 mile NE of Storrie on Hwy 70, North Fork Feather River Canyon, 2,000' elevation, Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 8.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 8, figs. 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

=    ‡”flava” (W. H. Edwards, 1883)

Butts. N. Am. 2(11): [68], pl. Pieris 1, fig. 5 ♀ D.

Original Combination: [Pieris Sisymbrii] var. Flava

Type Locality: “California” implied from the text.

Types: “Syntype” in CMNH, labelled from “California.”

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

 

Pontia sisymbrii transversa R. Holland, 1995

J. Lepid. Soc. 49(2): 125-127, fig. 5 ♂ D, 5a ♂ V (holotype).

Original Combination: Pontia sisymbrii transversa

R. Holland adopted Ascia sisymbrii gen. vern transversa W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926 to represent a subspecies-level taxon, with the same data (Code Articles 10.2, 45.5.1).

                         =    ‡”transversa” (W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(3): 88, no. 33.

Original Combination: Ascia sisymbrii gen. vern transversa

Type Locality: “Paradise, Cochise County, Ariz.; Redington, Ariz.”; holotype from “Paradise.” [Arizona]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

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