Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species
of North America, North of Mexico
Paul A. Opler & Andrew D. Warren
May 15, 2003 with additions
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The annotated "Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North
America, North of Mexico" by P.A. Opler and A.D. Warren has just been
published (2002) in the Contributions of the Gillette Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity.
The retail price is $18.00 (postage paid).
This is the first list of scientific names of North American butterfly species
prepared and reviewed by systematists since that of C.D. Ferris (1989).
This list contains the most current scientific names for 780 North American
butterfly species (Papilionoidea and Hesperiodea). Authorship and date of
publication (many corrected) are included. The original spelling of
species names are given in accord with recent practices. Annotations with
literature citations are given for many of the names as explanation for their
current usage. Species are numbered for curatorial purposes (subspecies
are not listed). Significant input was provided by many lepidopterists,
but especially significant input was provided by Gerardo Lamas (author of
Neotropical Butterfly Checklist [in press]) and Jonathan Pelham (author of
upcoming synonymical catalogue of North American butterflies [in preparation],
which will include subspecies).
Also included are a list of Hawaiian butterflies and a list of species names
excluded from the North American fauna (with brief explanations).
The strength of this list is not only its completely up-to-date nomenclature,
but the fact that over 380 references are provided that substantiate the names
provided. (An updated (as of May 2003) PDF version of this list is available HERE.)
The list in 83 pages in length, has clear plastic cover, black plastic back
cover, and black coil binding for durability.
You may return a copy of this page with your payment made out to
Department of Bioagricultural Sciences,
Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, CO 80523 U.S.A.
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