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Speyeria zerene behrensii (W. H. Edwards, 1869)
(Zerene 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 zerene (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 303, no. 44; figured by Oberthür (1914), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(2): pl. 258, figs. 2168 ♂ D&V (lectotype), 2169 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Argynnis Zerene

Type Locality: “au bord du bois, dans les montagnes peu élevées”; suggested to be “Yosemite Valley, Mariposa County, California” by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 12; defined as “Agua Fria (Mariposa Co.)” by Masters (1979), J. Lepid. Soc. 33(2): 137-138; subsequently defined as “Hwy. 70 at Chambers Creek, North Fork Feather River, Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 17.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 12, figured by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts.: 67, figs. 93 ♂ D, 94 ♂ V.

=    conchyliatus (J. A. Comstock, 1925)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 24(3): 63; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 25, figs. 1 ♂ V (holotype).

Original Combination: Argynnis zerene form conchyliatus

Type Locality: “Mt. Shasta, Calif.” [Siskiyou County, California]

Types: Holotype in LACM.

=    ‡”shastaensis” (J. A. Comstock, 1925)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 24(3): 65-66 LACM; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 26, fig. 1 ♂ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Argynnis zerene ab. shastaensis

Type Locality: “Mt. Shasta, Siskiyou Co.” [California]

Types: Holotype in.

 

Speyeria zerene behrensii (W. H. Edwards, 1869)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 2(4): 370-371; figured by W. H. Edwards (1868), Butts. N. Am. [1](6): pl. Argynnis 12, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Argynnis Behrensii

Type Locality: “Mendocino, California” [Mendocino County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by dos Passos and Grey (1947), Am. Mus. Novit. (1370): 13. F. Brown (1965), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 91(3): 269-271, fig. 9 ♂ D&V, noted that this specimen may not be one of the original types; therefore the “lectotype” may need to be redesignated as neotype.

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