Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0024908, Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:41:25 -0800

Re: Nabokov butterflies of America: addendum to "Dr.
Dear List,

Did VVN ever earn a degree in ledpidopterology? I suspect not. Interesting that Harvard was willing to hire him... Wouldn't happen today.


From: Jansy Mello <jansy.nabokv-L@AETERN.US>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:03 AM
Subject: [NABOKV-L] Nabokov butterflies of America: addendum to "Dr. Mertvago...Lumbago"

(From: A Catalogue of
the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)
Genus Echinargus Nabokov, 1945
Psyche 52(1/2): 27-28. Type-species: Lycaena isola Reakirt, [1867], Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci.
Philad. 18(3): 332, no. 28, by original designation. K. Johnson and Bálint
(1995), Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (54): 1-15, placed
this genus in the Polyommatus section.
Echinargus isola (Reakirt, [1867])
Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 18(3): 332, no. 28.
Original Combination: Lycaena isola
Type Locality: “Mexico (near Vera Cruz)”
Types: Syntype
said to be in FMNH, but possibly lost.
            =    nyagora (Boisduval, 1870)
Consid. Lépid. Guat.: 17.
Original Combination: Lycaena Nyagora
Type Locality: “Mexique...Honduras”; lectotype
from “Mex.” [Mexico]
Types: Lectotype
(#265591) in BMNH, designated by Bálint (1999), Neue Entomol. Nachr. 46: 8.
            =    alce (W. H. Edwards, 1871)
Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 266, 272-273, no. 11.
Original Combination: Lycaena Alce
Type Locality: “Colorado”; defined as “Turkey Creek,
Jefferson Co. and Georgetown, Clear Creek Co.” by F. Brown (1934), J. N. Y.
Entomol. Soc. 42(2): 162; subsequently defined as “vicinity of Turkey Creek
Junction on the old stage road between Denver and the mining fields of northern
South Park” by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(3): 363; neotype
from “Larkspur, Douglas Co., Colorado.”
Types: Neotype in
CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(3): 365, fig. 5
♀ D&V.
Lamas (2004g), Atl. Neotrop. Lepid. Chcklst. Part 4A: 139, treated this
taxon as a synonym of E.
Excerpts from A
Guide to Nabokov�s Butterflies and Moths
by Dieter E.
Hamburg (Germany) 1996
Except as otherwise noted, all butterfly illustrations are by William H. Howe,
who generously allowed them to be reproduced here.
non-fictional writings on butterflies


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