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Speyeria mormonia artonis (W. H. Edwards, 1881)
(Mormon 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 mormonia (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Entomol. Soc. Belg. 12: 58-59, no. 51; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 261, figs. 2192 ♂ D&V (lectotype), 2193 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Argynnis Mormonia

Type Locality: “sur les frontières de l'Oregon”; defined in error as “Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah”, in error, by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 22; suggested to be “vic. Pyramid L. Nevada” by L. Miller and F. Brown (1981), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (2): 145; subsequently defined as “Little Valley, W. of Washoe Lake, Washoe County, Nevada” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 33; lectotype labeled “Lac Sal.”

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 22; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 71, fig. 5 ♂ V, and J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 33, figs. 249 ♂ D, 250 ♂ V.

=    ‡astarte (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 1(7): 221-222, no. 1.

Original Combination: Argynnis Astarte

Type Locality: “Oregon; California”; defined as “Monache Meadows, Tulare County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 23.

Types: “Neotype” in FMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 23; this is the lectotype of Argynnis arge (below).

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

=    ‡montivaga (Behr, 1864)

In: W. H. Edwards, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 3(3): 435, nos. 4 and 5.

Original Combination: Argynnis Montivaga

Type Locality: “always found in mountainous regions”; defined as “Monache Meadows, Tulare County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 23.

Types: “Neotype” in FMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 23; this is the lectotype of Argynnis arge (below), making this name a junior objective synonym.

Preoccupied by Argynnis montivaga Behr, 1863, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]3(6): 84, no. 2.

=    arge (Strecker, 1878)

Butts. & Moths N. Am., Comp. Syn. Cat.: 114, no. 210.

Original Combination: [Argynnis] Arge

Type Locality: “California”; defined as “Monache Meadows, Tulare County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 23.

Types: Lectotype in FMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 23.

J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 33, determined this synonymy.

 

Speyeria mormonia artonis W. H. Edwards, 1881

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 9(1): 1-2.

Original Combination: Argynnis Artonis

Type Locality: “Colorado...Big Horn, Montana...Wells, Elko Co., Nevada”; defined as “Wells, Elko County, Nevada” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 23.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 327, fig. 31 ♂ D&V. dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 23, designated a lectotype (#4258) in CMNH, but this was rescinded by dos Passos and Grey (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 358; Brown’s (1965) lectotype designation stands (Code Article 74.1.1).

                         =    ‡”rubyensis” (Gunder, 1932)

Can. Entomol. 64(12): 282-283.

Original Combination: Argynnis eurynome artonis form rubyensis

Type Locality: “Franklin Slough, near Wright's Ranch, Ruby Valley, Elko Co., Nevada”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

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