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Speyeria egleis macdunnoughi (Gunder, 1932)
(Great Basin 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 egleis (Behr, 1862)

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]2(12): 174, no. 4

Original Combination: A[rgynnis]. Egleis Boisd.?

Type Locality: “California” implied from the title of the paper, “high up in the mountains” from the description; defined as “vicinity of Gold Lake, Sierra County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 17.

Types: Neotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): 97, figs. 13 ♀ D, 14 ♀ V; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 261, fig. 2194 ♂ D&V. This is the same specimen designated as the “lectotype” of A. egleis Boisduval, 1869, by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 17. J. Emmel et al. (1998), ibid., demonstrated that this specimen could not have been a syntype.

Boisduval (1869), Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 59-60, no. 53 (see below), redescribed this taxon and dos Passos and Grey (1947), ibid., designated the Boisduval specimen figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 261, fig. 2194 ♂ D&V, as the lectotype of Behr’s name. This specimen is not a syntype of S. e. egleis Behr, 1862, thus, it is not a valid lectotype (Code Article 74.2).

=    montivaga (Behr, 1863)

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]3(6): 84, no. 2.

Original Combination: Argynnis montivaga

Type Locality: “California” implied from the title of the paper, “widely spread through the Sierra...at different localities...from an elevation of 10,500 feet” from the description; defined as “vicinity of Gold Lake, Sierra County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 17.

Types: Neotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): 98. This is the same specimen designated as the neotype of S. egleis, making these names objective synonyms. The “lectotype” from the Boisduval collection designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 17, is invalid (see above).

=    ‡egleis (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 59-60, no. 53; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 261, fig. 2194 ♂ D&V, pl. 262, fig. 2195 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Argynnis Egleis

Type Locality: "les lieux incultes et aux borde des forets, dans l'intérieur de la Californie”

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 17. This is the same specimen designated as the neotype of S. e. egleis (Behr, 1862) by J. Emmel et al. (1998). Preoccupied by Argynnis egleis Behr, 1862, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]2(12): 174, no. 4, and a junior objective synonym of that name (see above).

=    ‡astarte (W. H. Edwards, 1864)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 3(3): 434, 435, no. 4.

Original Combination: Argynnis Astarte

Type Locality: “Mountainous regions of California”; defined as “Gold Lake, Sierra County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 17.

Types: Neotype in FMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), ibid.; this is the lectotype of Argynnis egleis Behr, 1862.

Preoccupied by Argynnis astarte E. Doubleday 1848, in: Gen. diurn. Lepid. (1)(21): 181.

=    ‡”mammothi” (Gunder, 1924)

Entomol. News 35(5): 157, pl. 2, fig. H ♂ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Argynnis montivaga ab. ♂ mammothi

Type Locality: “Mammoth Camp, Mono County, California”

Types: “Holotype” possibly in LACM (Riddell collection).

=    ‡”boharti” (Gunder, 1930)

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 24(5): 326-327, pl. 31, fig. 5 ♀ D&V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Argynnis montivaga tr. f. boharti

Type Locality: “Mono Pass Trail (Yosemite to Mono Lake), Calif.” [California]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

 

Speyeria egleis macdunnoughi (Gunder, 1932)

Can. Entomol. 64(12): 280-281.

Original Combination: Argynnis macdunnoughi

Type Locality: “Elkhorn Ranch Resort, Gallatin County, Mont...up what they call (at the Resort) Spring Creek for about half a mile, the path branches to the right about where the water ceases to flow and rises sharply over a ridge, ending in an open meadow”; “7000 feet, Upper Gallatin Canyon” added by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 18.

Types: Holotype (#3655) in CNC.

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