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Speyeria adiaste atossa (W. H. Edwards, 1890) ✝
(Unsilvered Fritillary)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Speyeria Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rept. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 44. Type-species: Papilio idalia Drury, 1773, Ill. Nat. Hist. 1: 25, pl. 13, figs. 1-3 (1770); 2: index (1773), by original designation.

=    Semnopsyche Scudder, 1875

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 2(4): 238, 258-259, no. 44. Type-species: Papilio diana, Cramer, 1777, Uitl. Kapellen 2(9): 4 pl. 98, figs. D, E; 2(16): 148 (index), by original designation. Grey (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(1): 1-2, determined this synonymy.

=    Neoacidalia Reuss, 1926

Dtsche. Entomol. Z. 1926(1): 69. Type-species: Papilio cybele Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Entomol.: 516, no. 311, by original designation.

=    Mesoacidalia Reuss, 1926

Dtsche. Entomol. Z. 1926 (1): 69. Type-species: Papilio aglaja Linnaeus, 1758; Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 481, no. 140, by original designation.

=    Proacidalia Reuss, 1926

Dtsche. Entomol. Z. 1926 (1): 69. Type-species: Argynnis clara Blanchard, 1844; in Jacquemont, Voy. Inde 4 (Zool.): 20, pl. 2, figs. 2, 3, by original designation.

 

Speyeria adiaste (W. H. Edwards, 1864)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 3(3): 436, no. 7; figured by W. H. Edwards (1890), Butts. N. Am. 3(10): pl. Argynnis 8, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (lectotype), 3 ♀ D (as adiante).

Original Combination: Argynnis Adiaste

Type Locality: “California” implied from the title of paper; defined as “Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 16; F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 289, noted that this taxon is not found in the immediate vicinity of the city of Santa Cruz, but about 9 miles north of it; see adiante.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 291, fig. 17 ♂ D&V; figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 14, fig. 4 ♂ D. This is also the lectotype of adiante below.

Grey (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(1): 4, corroborated the species-level status of this taxon.

=    ‡adiante (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 61, no. 57

Original Combination: Argynnis Adiante

Type Locality: “au bord des bois, dans la partie orientale de la Californie”; defined as “Santa Cruz Mountains, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 16; further defined as “2 miles southeast of Summit Road along Highland Way, Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts.: 34.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 16; figured by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 76, figs. 261 ♂ D, 262 ♂ V. This is also the lectotype of adiaste and a junior objective synonym of that name.

 

Speyeria adiaste atossa (W. H. Edwards, 1890)  ✝

Butts. N. Am. 3(10): [127]-[128], pl. Argynnis 8, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V, 6 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Argynnis Atossa

Type Locality: “North American...Tehachipe [sic!], south California...in a little valley about four miles from town, by a small stream” [Tehachapi, Kern County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by dos Passos & Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 17; figured by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 292, fig. 18 ♀ D&V; a paralectotype figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 13, fig. 12 ♂ D.

=    tejonica (J. A. Comstock, 1925)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 24(3): 68; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 28, fig. 6 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Argynnis atossa form tejonica

Type Locality: “Tejon region (Collins Ranch), California” [Los Angeles County]

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