Clarification of and Comments on Northern Speyeria hydaspe Subspecies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
Date of this Version
Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (May 21, 2001) 3(1): 1-5
Also available at https://lepsurvey.carolinanature.com/ttr/ttr-3-1.pdf
The geographic distribution and use of three northern Speyeria hydaspe subspecies names is reviewed. This is necessary due to literature errors about the type locality of subspecies rhodope (Edwards, 1874). The correct placement of the rhodope type locality renders the name S. hydaspe sakuntala (Skinner, 1911) of interior British Columbia as a junior synonym of S. hydaspe rhodope. The name S. hydaspe minor (McDunnough, 1927) is available for the coastal populations by those who recognize these as different from those of the interior.
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