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Species Phyciodes pulchella - Field Crescent - Hodges#4482.1

Phyciodes pulchella - female Crescent - Phyciodes pulchella - male GORGONE CHECKERSPOT ?  - Phyciodes pulchella - male Phyciodes pulchella? - Phyciodes pulchella - male Crescent and some blues - Phyciodes pulchella Cresent Butterfly - Phyciodes pulchella Butterfly - Phyciodes pulchella Field Crescent - Phyciodes pulchella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Nymphalinae (Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.)
Tribe Melitaeini
Genus Phyciodes (Crescents)
Species pulchella (Field Crescent - Hodges#4482.1)
Hodges Number
4482.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyciodes campestris
Phyciodes pratensis
plus 6 other synonyms listed at All-Leps
The lectotype designation of pulchella by Emmel et al (1998) displaces pratensis (Behr, 1863). [Opler and Warren PDF doc]
BugGuide follows the classification of Opler and Warren and All-Leps in calling this species P. pulchella (see discussion in Taxonomy Forum)
see also discussion in BOA.
Explanation of Names
Phyciodes pulchella (Boisduval, 1852)
Numbers
3 subspecies listed at All-Leps: camillus, montana, pulchella
Range
w NA (CA-NM-AB-BC) - Map (MPG)
Print References
Emmel, J.F., T.C. Emmel, and S.O. Mattoon. 1998. The types of butterflies named by Jean Alphonse Boisduval: designation of lectotypes and a neotype, and fixation of type localities. pp. 3-76 in: Emmel, T.C., editor. 1998. Systematics of Western North American Butterflies. Mariposa Press, Gainesville, Florida. 878 pp.
Internet References
species account [listed as P. pratensis] (Butterflies of Canada, CBIF)