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Utah Lepidopterists' Society Synoptic Collection

The purpose of the ULS Synoptic Collection is to provide a readily available set of reference material of Utah lepidoptera that can be used for comparison and quick identification of Utah collected specimens. For many years, ULS members have donated to this collection which, as of January 2005, contains 520 butterflies, 109 skippers and 325 moths. On a species level, 141 of 159 butterfly species, 35 of 51 skipper species and 181 moth species are represented by at least one specimen in the collection.  

Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, has generously housed the ULS Synoptic Collection in their entomology section at the Monte L. Bean Museum. Dr. Shawn Clark (ULS member and Collections Manager), has stated, "The ULS Synoptic Collection has been a useful reference on many occasions when questions have arisen involving Utah lepidoptera."

Few moths have been donated to the collection. When considering the large number of known moth species from Utah, the collection is unlikely to reach even 50% of the known moth species in the foreseeable future. Moth collectors, as you tend your black lights this coming summer, I encourage you to pick a few extra specimens off the sheets, spread and identify them if possible, and bring them in to be added to the ULS Synoptic Collection.

Each species is represented by four specimens; two males and two females displayed dorsally and ventrally.  (The 'x' represents a near perfect specimen whereas an 'o' represents a specimen that, although adequate, could be replaced with a better specimen.)  I encourage all ULS members to carefully study the list of specimens in the collection. Look for those species that are missing, and keep them in mind as you collect this coming season.

Alan Myrup--ULS Synoptic Collection Manager

 

23 Dec. 2004

Utah Lepidopteristsí Society Synoptic Collection Records 

Scientific Name

male

dorsal

male

ventral

female

dorsal

female

ventral

Parnassius clodius menetriesi

x

x

o

x

Parnassius phoebus sayii

x

x

x

x

Battus philenor

 

 

 

 

Papilio multicaudatus

x

x

x

x

Papilio rutulus

x

x

x

 

Papilio eurymedon

x

x

 

  

Papilio zelicaon

x

x

x

x

Papilio bairdi

o

o

x

x

Papilio bairdi form brucei

x

x

x

x

Papilio coloro

x

x

x

x

Papilio indra indra

x

 

x

  

Papilio indra minori

x

  

  

  

Papilio indra calcicola

x

x

x

  

Papilio indra kaibabensis

 

 

 

 

Neophasia menapia

x

x

 

 

Pieris rapae

x

x

x

x

Pieris napi pallidissima

x

x

x

x

Pieris protodice

x

x

 

 

Pieris protodice form vernalis

 

 

 

 

Pieris occidentalis

x

x

x

x

Pieris occidentalis form calyce

o

o

 

 

Pieris beckeri

x

o

x

x

Pieris beckeri form pseudochloridice

x

x

 

 

Pieris sisymbri

x

x

x

x

Euchloe ausonides coloradensis

o

o

x

o

Euchloe hyantis lotta

o

x

 

 

Anthocharis sara browningi

x

x

x

x

Anthocharis sara thoosa

x

 

x

o

Anthocharis pima

x

x

 

 

Anteos clorinde nivifera

 

 

 

 

Phoebis sennae marcellina

(o)

(o)

(x)

(o)

Scientific Name

male

dorsal

male

ventral

female

dorsal

female

ventral

Zerene cesonia

x

 

 

 

Colias philodice eriphyle

x

x

x

x

Colias philodice albino form

 

 

o

 

Colias eurytheme

x

x

o

 

Colias eurytheme spring form

o

 

 

 

Colias eurytheme albino form

o

 

 

 

Colias occidentalis wasatchia

x

x

o

 

Colias alexandra alexandra

x

x

x

x

Colias alexandra edwardsi

x

 

o

 

Colias meadi

x

x

x

x

Colias scudderi

o

x

o

 

Eurema nicippe

o

 

 

 

Eurema mexicanum

o

 

 

 

Eurema nise nelphe

 

 

 

 

Nathalis iole

x

x

o

 

Ministrymon leda

x

 

 

 

Chlorostrymon simaethis sarita

 

 

 

 

Strymon melinus franki

x

x

x

x

Strymon titus immaculosus

x

 

o

 

Satyrium behri crossi

o

o

 

 

Satyrium saepium form provo

x

o

x

x

Satyrium californicum

o

x

x

 

Satyrium sylvinum putnami

x

x

x

x

Satyrium fuliginosum semiluna

x

x

x

x

Satyrium calanum godarti

 

 

 

 

Incisalia eryphon

o

o

 

 

Incisalia augustinus iroides

x

x

x

 

Incisalia fotis

x

x

x

x

Incisalia polios obscurus

x

x

x

x

Callophrys affinis

x

x

x

x

Callophrys sheridani neoperplexa

x

x

x

x

Scientific Name

male

dorsal

male

ventral

female

dorsal

female

ventral

Callophrys sheridani comstocki

x

x

x

x

Mitoura siva siva

x

x

x

x

Mitoura siva chalcosiva

x

 

 

 

Mitoura spinetorum

x

x

x

x

Hypaurotis crysalus citima

x

x

x

x

Atlides halesus estesi

x

x

x

x

Lycaena arota schellbachi

o

 

 

 

Lycaena hyllus

x

x

x

x

Lycaena helloides

x

x

x

x

Lycaena nivalis browni

x

x

 

x

Lycaena editha montana

x

x

x

x

Lycaena heteronea gravenotata

x

x

x

o

Lycaena rubida sirius

o

 

x

x

Lycaena cuprea snowi

 

x

o

x

Lycaena phlaeas polaris

 

 

 

 

Celastrina argiolus ladon

x

x

o

 

Glaucopsyche lygdamus oro

x

o

o

x

Glaucopsyche piasus daunia

x

x

 

 

Euphilotes battoides centralis

 

 

o

 

Euphilotes enoptes ancilla

x

o

o

 

Euphilotes spaldingi

 

 

 

 

Euphilotes rita pallescens

x

 

x

 

Everes amyntula

x

x

x

 

Plebejus saepiolus

x

x

o

 

Plebejus idas annetta

 

 

 

 

Plebejus melissa

x

x

x

x

Plebejus acmon lutzi

x

x

x

x

Plebejus icarioides ardea

x

x

o

x

Plebejus shasta minnehaha

 

 

 

 

Plebejus glandon rusticus

x

x

x

x

Hemiargus isola alce

x

x

 

x

Scientific Name

male

dorsal

male

ventral

female

dorsal

female

ventral

Hemiargus ceraunus gyas

o

o

 

 

Leptotes marina

x

x

 

 

Brephidium exile

x

x

x

x

Apodemia mormo

x

x

x

x

Apodemia palmeri

x

x

x

x

Calephelis nemesis

 

 

 

 

Libythea bachmani larvata

 

 

x

 

Asterocampa celtis antonia

 

 

 

 

Basilarchia archippus archippus

x

x

x

x

Basilarchia archippus obsoleta

x

x

x

 

Basilarchia weidemeyeri latifascia

x

x

o

o

Adelpha bredowi eulalia

x

o

o

 

Precis coenia

x

x

x

x

Precis coenia form rosa

x

x

x

x

Vanessa atalanta

x

x

x

x

Vanessa carye annabella

o

 

 

 

Vanessa cardui

x

x

o

x

Vanessa virginiensis

o

 

o

 

Nymphalis antiopa

x

x

x

x

Nymphalis milberti

x

x

x

x

Nymphalis californica

x

x

x

o

Nymphalis vaualbum j-album

x

 

x

 

Polygonia satyrus

x

x

x

x

Polygonia zephyrus

x

x

 

 

Polygonia oreas nigrozephyrus

 

 

 

 

Polygonia faunus rusticus

 

 

 

 

Chlosyne lacinia crocale

x

x

x

x

Chlosyne californica

(x)

(x)

(x)

(x)

Phyciodes tharos riocolorado

 

 

 

 

Phyciodes cocyta pascoensis

x

x

o

 

Phyciodes pulchella camillus

x

x

x

 

Scientific Name

male

dorsal

male

ventral

female

dorsal

female

ventral

Phyciodes batesi anasazi

x

x

x

x

Phyciodes pictus

 

 

o

 

Phyciodes mylitta

x

x

x

x

Phyciodes pallidus barnesi

x

x

 

 

Charidryas gorgone carlota

x

 

 

 

Charidryas neumoegeni

x

x

x

x

Charidryas acastus

x

x

x

o

Charidryas palla flavula

x

x

x

o

Charidryas damoetas

o

 

o

 

Thessalia leanira alma

x

x

x

 

Poladryas arachne

 

 

 

 

Euphydryas anicia maria

x

x

o

o

Euphydryas anicia alena

x

o

x

x

Euphydryas anicia wheeleri

x

 

x

 

Euphydryas anicia hermosa

o

x

o

x

Euphydryas editha

o

 

 

 

Euphydryas chalcedona

 

 

 

 

Euphydryas colon nevadensis

 

 

 

 

Boloria kriemhild

x

x

x

o

Boloria titania helena

x

x

o

 

Boloria freija browni

x

x

x

x

Boloria selene tollandensis

o

x

o

x

Speyeria coronis snyderi

o

x

x

x

Speyeria zerene platina

x

x

x

x

Speyeria nevadensis harmonia

x

x

x

x

Speyeria egleis utahensis

x

x

 

 

Speyeria egleis linda

 

o

x

x

Speyeria atlantis wasatchia

x

x

 

x

Speyeria atlantis chitone

 

 

o

 

Speyeria atlantis tetonia

 

o

 

x

Speyeria hydaspe sakuntala

x

 

 

x

Scientific Name

male

dorsal

male

ventral

female

dorsal

female

ventral

Speyeria mormonia eurynome

x

x

o

x

Speyeria mormonia eurynome form clio

x

x

Speyeria leto letona

x

x

x

x

Speyeria cybele charlotti

x

 

x

 

Speyeria nokomis nokomis

x

x

x

x

Speyeria nokomis apacheana

 

 

 

 

Speyeria aphrodite ethne

 

 

 

 

Speyeria edwardsi

 

 

 

 

Euptoieta claudia

x

 

 

 

Danaus plexippus

x

x

x

x

Danaus gilippus strigosus

x

x

x

x

Euptychia pertepida dorothea

o

 

o

 

Coenonympha tullia ampelos

 

x

 

x

Coenonympha tullia brenda

x

x

o

x

Cercyonis oetus charon

x

x

o

o

Cercyonis sthenele masoni

x

x

 

o

Cercyonis sthenele paulus

 

 

 

 

Cercyonis pegala boopis

 

 

 

 

Cercyonis pegala airianne

x

x

x

x

Cercyonis meadi

x

x

 

 

Neominois ridingsi dionysius

x

x

x

o

Oeneis chryxus

x

x

x

x

Oeneis jutta reducta

o

o

o

o

Oeneis uhleri

o

o

x

o

Oeneis taygete edwardsi

x

x

o

x

Oeneis melissa lucilla

x

x

o

x

Erebia epipsodea

x

x

 

 

Erebia callias

o

x

 

 

Erebia magdalena

x

x

o

x

Scientific Name

male

dorsal

male

ventral

female

dorsal

female

ventral

Epargyreus clarus

o

x

o

o

Erynnis afranius

 

o

o

o

Erynnis brizo

x

x

o

o

Erynnis funeralis

 

 

 

 

Erynnis horatius

 

 

 

 

Erynnis icelus

x

x

x

 

Erynnis meridianus

 

 

 

 

Erynnis pacuvius

o

o

o

 

Erynnis persius

x

 

 

x

Erynnis telemachus

x

x

x

x

Heliopetes ericetorum

x

x

 

 

Hesperopsis alpheus

o

o

 

  

Hesperopsis gracielae

 

 

 

 

Hesperopsis libya

x

x

x

x

Pholisora catullus

x

o

o

 

Polygonus leo

 

 

 

 

Pyrgus centaureae

 

 

 

 

Pyrgus communis

x

x

x

 

Pyrgus ruralis

o

x

 

 

Pyrgus scriptura

x

x

x

x

Pyrgus xanthus

 

 

 

 

Thorybes mexicana

o

o

o

 

Thorybes pylades

x

o

o

 

Zestusa dorus

 

 

 

 

Amblyscirtes aenus

 

 

 

 

Amblyscirtes vialis

o

o

 

 

Atalopedes campestris

x

x

o

 

Atrytonopsis vierecki

 

 

 

 

Calpodes ethlius

 

 

 

 

Copaeodes aurantiacus

 

 

 

 

Euphyes vestris

 

 

 

 

Scientific Name

male

dorsal

male

ventral

female

dorsal

female

ventral

Hesperia comma

x

x

x

x

Hesperia juba

o

x

x

x

Hesperia nevada

 

 

 

 

Hesperia pahaska

  

  

  

x

Hesperia uncas

  

  

x

 

Hylephila phyleus

x

x

x

x

Lerodea eufala

x

x

o

 

Oarisma garita

x

o

o

x

Ochlodes sylvanoides

x

x

x

o

Ochlodes yuma

x

x

x

x

Piruna pirus

x

x

 

 

Poanes taxiles

o

x

o

o

Polites draco

x

x

x

x

Polites sabuleti

x

x

x

x

Polites sonora

 

 

 

 

Polites themistocles

 

 

 

 

Agathymus alliae

o

o

x

 

Megathymus streckeri

x

 

 

x

Megathymus yuccae

x

x

x

x

Thymelicus lineola

x

x

x

 

 

All images of Limenitis weidemeyeri on the ULS Info Bar courtesy Jay Cossey

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