New taxa and geographic variation of western North American butterflies: based on specimens in the C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University
During the two winters of 2016-2017, Scott volunteered to curate the butterflies in the C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity (CSUC), at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. After more than 700 hours of identifying and sorting ~30,000 butterflies, all are arranged by species and identifiable subspecies, except for various tropical and Palearctic groups beyond Scott's expertise. Studying the specimens revealed some unnamed (identifiable) subspecies, and documented the geographic variation of many species. New research discoveries are reported here.
Scott, James A.; Davenport, Ken E.; Kondla, Norbert G.; Opler, Paul A.; Fisher, Michael S.