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15 September 2018 Case 3709 – Conservation of the usage of names of western North American Hesperia comma-group subspecies (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae) through designation of neotypes for Pamphila colorado Scudder, 1874, Pamphila manitoba Scudder, 1874, Pamphila cabelus Edwards, 1881, Pamphila harpalus Edwards, 1881, Pamphila idaho Edwards, 1883, Pamphila oregonia Edwards, 1883, and Hesperiacolorado ochracea Lindsey, 1941
James A. Scott , Norbert G. Kondla , John F. Emmel , Kenneth E. Davenport , Sterling O. Mattoon , Michael S. Fisher , Crispin S. Guppy , Steve Kohler , William D. Patterson , Paul A. Opler, A. Richard Westwood, Ronald A. Royer
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The purpose of this case, under Articles 15.2.1, 45.6.4.1, 75.5, 75.6, 76, and 81 of the Code, is to eliminate nomenclatural chaos within Hesperia comma-group butterflies in western North America caused by seven lectotypes and a holotype whose appearance and inadequate or mislabeled localities do not allow their taxonomic identity to be determined, by employing Art. 75.5 to designate seven neotypes for the following names: PamphilacoloradoScudder 1874, Pamphila manitobaScudder, 1874, Pamphila cabelusEdwards, 1881, Pamphila harpalusEdwards, 1881, Pamphila idaho Edwards, 1883, PamphilaoregoniaEdwards, 1883, and Hesperia colorado ochraceaLindsey, 1941. The neotypes will provide stable names for nine taxa and conserve six names that have been in prevailing usage for many decades.

James A. Scott , Norbert G. Kondla , John F. Emmel , Kenneth E. Davenport , Sterling O. Mattoon , Michael S. Fisher , Crispin S. Guppy , Steve Kohler , William D. Patterson , Paul A. Opler, A. Richard Westwood, and Ronald A. Royer "Case 3709 – Conservation of the usage of names of western North American Hesperia comma-group subspecies (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae) through designation of neotypes for Pamphila colorado Scudder, 1874, Pamphila manitoba Scudder, 1874, Pamphila cabelus Edwards, 1881, Pamphila harpalus Edwards, 1881, Pamphila idaho Edwards, 1883, Pamphila oregonia Edwards, 1883, and Hesperiacolorado ochracea Lindsey, 1941," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 75(1), 88-121, (15 September 2018). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v75.a025
Published: 15 September 2018
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