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Speyeria nokomis carsonensis Austin, 1998
(Nokomis Fritillary)

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(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 nokomis (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 14(5): 221-222, no. 1.

Original Combination: Argynnis Nokomis

Type Locality: “Rocky Mountains and mountains of California”; suggested to be “probably east of Ft. Apache, along the East Fork of the White River, Apache Co., Arizona” by Ferris and M. Fisher (1971), J. Lepid. Soc. 25(1): 47. The neotype is from “Sneffels Mts Ouray Co. Col.” and Grey (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(1): 2-3, corroborates that this species occurs near there. [Mount Sneffels, Colorado]

Types: Neotype (#36195) in AMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 9-10; figured by F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 248, fig. 4 ♂ D&V.

S. nokomis occured along the Uncompahgre River, near Ridgway, Ouray County, at least through the 1980's (A. Warren, pers. comm. 2006).

=    nigrocaerulea (W. Cockerell & T. Cockerell, 1900)

Entomol. News 11(10): 622; figured by W. Cockerell and T. Cockerell (1902), Birds & Nature: unnumbered plate.

Original Combination: Argynnis nitocris var. nigrocaerulea

Type Locality: “Sapello Canon, Beulah, New Mexico” [San Miguel County]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

=    valesinoidesalba (Reuss, [1926]) (emended)

Dtsche. Entomol. Z. 1926(1): 69.

Original Combination: [Acidalia Semnopsyche] nokomis valesinoides-alba

Type Locality: Not stated.

Types: Holotype in ZMHB.

It is impossible at this time to accurately place this taxon in the synonymy of S. nokomis.

=    ‡”rufescens” (T. Cockerell, 1909)

Entomol. Rec. & J. Var. 21(7/8): 186.

Original Combination: Argynnis nitocris var. nigracaerulea [sic!] ab. rufescens

Type Locality: “At Beulah, in the Sapello Cañon” [San Miguel County, New Mexico]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.


Speyeria nokomis carsonensis Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (46): 573-574, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (holotype); 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Speyeria nokomis carsonensis

Type Locality: “Nevada: Douglas County; Carson Valley, Scossa Ranch, Nevada state route 206, 3.6 miles south of Nevada state route 207, 1463 m, T12N R19E S26 on USGS Freel Peak, Calif.-Nev. 15' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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