Recent Submissions

  • Ernest J. Oslar, 1858-1944 : his travel and collection itinerary, and his butterflies 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity.
    Date:2016
    Ernest John Oslar collected more than 50,000 butterflies and moths and other insects and sold them to many taxonomists and museums throughout the world. This paper attempts to determine his travels in America to collect ...
  • Mead’s butterflies in Colorado, 1871 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity.
    Date:2016
    Theodore L. Mead (1852-1936) visited central Colorado from June to September 1871 to collect butterflies. Considerable effort has been spent trying to determine the identities of the butterflies he collected for his future ...
  • Identification of Phyciodes diminutor, P. cocyta, and P. tharos in northeastern U.S. (Nymphalidae) 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2014
    This issue of Papilio (New Series) consists of three studies on the identification of the closely-related species Phyciodes diminutor diminutor Scott, P. cocyta selenis (W. Kirby)and P. tharos tharos (Drury), from Vermont, ...
  • About Papilio (New Series) 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2014-10
    This entomology journal is a scientific journal that covers the systematics and taxonomy and biology of butterflies, mostly from Colorado. There are about 700 species of butterflies in North America, and about 270 in ...
  • Systematics and life history studies of Rocky Mountains butterflies 

    Contributor:Kondla, Norbert G.; Scott, James A.; Gray, Richard E.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2014
    This note discusses previously-unrecognized adult wing pattern forms of Papilio multicaudata Kirby, a discussion of ecological causes of these forms, and the reasons that the name pusillus Austin & J. Emmel is an early ...
  • Argynnis (Speyeria) nokomis nokomis : geographic variation, metapopulations, and the origin of spurious specimens (Nymphalidae) 

    Contributor:Fisher, Michael S.; Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2014
    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 ...
  • Biological catalogue of North American butterflies 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2008-12-03
  • Geographic variation and new taxa of western North American butterflies, especially from Colorado 

    Contributor:Garhart, Matthew C.; Stout, Todd; Kondla, Norbert G.; Spomer, Stephen M.; Fisher, Michael S.; Scott, James A.; Wright, David M.; Marrone, Gary M.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2008-12-03
    Michael Fisher is currently updating the 1957 book Colorado Butterflies, by F. Martin Brown, J. Donald Eff, and Bernard Rotger (Fisher 2005a, 2005b, 2006). This project has emphasized the necessity of naming certain ...
  • Corrections/reviews of 58 North American butterfly books 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2008-12-03
    Corrections are given for 58 North American butterfly books. Most of these books are recent. Misidentified figures mostly of adults, erroneous hostplants, and other mistakes are corrected in each book. Suggestions are made ...
  • Portable (six-drawer) cabinets for California Academy Drawers 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2006-04-28
  • Butterfly hostplant records, 1992-2005, with a treatise on the evolution of Erynnis, and a note on new terminology for mate-locating behavior 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2006-04-28
    Hostplants of larvae, based on 1,014 records (including 474 records of ovipositions and 540 discoveries of eggs, larvae, or pupae in nature) from 1992 through 2005, are presented for butterflies (including skippers), mostly ...
  • Building the California Academy Drawer to house pinned entomological specimens 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2006-04-28
    This paper details everything one needs to know in order to build the California Academy Drawer, including costs, purchasing, sawing, glass-cutting, assembly, wood-filling, sanding, varnishing, installing pinning bottom, ...
  • Phyciodes (Phyciodes) : more progress 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2006-04-28
    Recent modest findings in Phyciodes are reported. P. tharos tharos older larvae are not always blacker than P. cocyta, although they average darker. P. tharos tharos in eastern U.S. sometimes has orange antenna nudum, even ...
  • New western North American butterflies 

    Contributor:Fisher, Michael S.; Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:1998-02-20
    New subspecies and other geographic taxa from western U.S. are described and named.
  • Taxonomic studies and new taxa of North American butterflies 

    Contributor:Spomer, Stephen M.; Guppy, Crispin S.; Kohler, Steve; Kondla, Norbert G.; Fisher, Michael S.; Scott, James A.; Schmidt, B. Chris; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:2006-04-28
    New diversity is reported and discussed among North American butterflies. Several dozen new taxa are named. A new "sibling" species has been found to occur throughout the Rocky Mts., introducing a new butterfly species to ...
  • A new Celastrina from the eastern slope of Colorado 

    Contributor:Wright, David M.; Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:1998-02-20
    Celastrina humulus (new species) is named and compared to related and sympatric Celastrina. It is univoltine, and usually sympatric with the univoltine Celastrina ladon sidara and barely overlaps the end of the sidara ...
  • Phyciodes (Phyciodes) : new discoveries,new subspecies, and convergence 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:1998-02-20
    The paper presents new discoveries in Phyciodes (Phyciodes). New life history information is given for P. mylitta arizonensis, P. pallida pallida, P. pallida barnesi, P. tharos tharos, P. cocyta selenis, P. cocyta diminutor, ...
  • Biology and systematics of Phyciodes (Phyciodes) 

    Contributor:Scott, James A.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:1994-11-18
    Phyciodes (Phyciodes) is revised, using numerous new traits of larvae, pupae, hosts, larval webs, antenna color, wing pattern, male and female genitalia, etc. New hosts and life histories are presented. Twelve new names ...
  • Speyeria hesperis and Speyeria atlantis are distinct species 

    Contributor:Kondla, Norbert G.; Scott, James A.; Spomer, Stephen M.; C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
    Date:1998-02-20
    S. hesperis and S. atlantis are distinct species; past reports of "intergradation" between them actually represent polymorphism of silvering within S. hesperis. S. atlantis is always silvered, and has a darker (chocolate-brown ...

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