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77a0941 – 4589.1   Cercyonis silvestris (Edwards, 1861)
Distribution Data for Cercyonis silvestris
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Distribution: Type locality (silvestris): two air miles southwest of Pulga, north fork Feather River Canyon, CA.
Type locality (okius): California.
Type locality (incognita): Mendocino Co., CA.
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Synonymy: Satyrus silvestris Edwards, 1861
Satyrus okius Oberthür, 1914
Cercyonis incognita Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 2012
Taxonomic Notes: Cercyonis silvestris (Edwards, 1861), formerly a subspecies of Cercyonis sthenele (Boisduval, 1852), is raised to full species with [4589.1] Cercyonis incognita Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 2012 as a new subspecies in status in Zhang et al. (2022).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Edwards, W.H., 1861. Descriptions of certain species of diurnal Lepidoptera, found within the limits of the United States and of British America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 13: 162.
  • Emmel, J.F., T.C. Emmel, S.O. Mattoon, 2012. A new species of Cercyonis (Lepidoptera: Satyridae) from northern California. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum, 163: 2-5.
  • Species Page at the Butterflies of America (incognita)
  • Species Page at the Butterflies of America (silvestris)
  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, L. Song, R.J. Gott, P. Boyer, C.S. Guppy, S. Kohler, G. Lamas, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin, 2022. Taxonomic discoveries enabled by genomic analysis of butterflies. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 10(7): 1-60.

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