Argynnis (Speyeria) nokomis nokomis: geographic variation, metapopulations, and the origin of spurious specimens (Nymphalidae)
Geographic variation in wing pattern within ssp. nokomis is documented across its range from northern New Mexico to southern Colorado and southeastern Utah and northeastern Arizona. This variation allows one to pinpoint the origin of collected specimens within that range, and defines the maximum possible areas of metapopulations. All of the numerous specimens of ssp. nokomis labeled from Ernest Oslar from southwestern and central Colorado, including the mislabeled neotype, are actually part of a hundred nokomis collected by Wilmatte and Theodore Cockerell from Beulah, New Mexico, so that is the ...
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