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Date: Mon, 2 May 2022 10:34:48 -0400
From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinaleps Mailing List) <carolinaleps...>
Subject: Scientific name change for a Carolina butterfly species

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Folks.

A recent paper on* Burnsius* [checkered-skippers] has caused a name change
to the White Checkered-Skipper (*Burnsius albescens*). As Harry Pavulaan
summarized to several of us:

".... *Burnsius albescens* as we know it, is now *Burnsius albezens*
(check my spelling in the paper). Apparently the name "*albescens*" has
been misapplied to southern USA populations. The name actually applies to
the southern (Central American) subspecies of *Burnsius communis*, thus
leaving the southern USA populations unnamed! Nick Grishin rectified this."


Thus, the "new" *B. albescens* is now just in Central America, and the US
taxon was briefly without a name, now with a new spelling but pronounced
nearly the same -- *Burnsius albezens*.

Of course, we seldom use scientific names on this listserve, but on the
website and the checklist, we do show the scientific name, and I have this
brief explanation on the species account on the* Butterflies of North
Carolina* website. NOTE: when I made this change on the species account,
I caused a glitch on the downloadable checklist! This should be corrected
by the webmaster -- Tom Howard -- today, hopefully. (The individual page
PDF will show this change, but the 29th Approximation PDF will still retain
the old name *-- albescens* -- until a new approximation is done over the
winter.)

Harry LeGrand

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Folks.</div><div><br></div><div>A recent paper on<i> =
Burnsius</i> [checkered-skippers] has caused a name change to the White Che=
ckered-Skipper (<i>Burnsius albescens</i>).=C2=A0 As Harry Pavulaan summari=
zed to several of us:=C2=A0 <br></div><div><br>
<div>=C2=A0&quot;.... <i>Burnsius albescens</i> as we know it, is now <i>Bu=
rnsius=20
albezens</i> (check my spelling in the paper).=C2=A0 Apparently the name=20
&quot;<i>albescens</i>&quot; has been misapplied to southern USA population=
s.=C2=A0 The name actually applies to the southern (Central American) subsp=
ecies of=20
<i>Burnsius communis</i>, thus leaving the southern USA populations unnamed=
!=C2=A0=20
Nick Grishin rectified this.&quot;</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>=
Thus, the &quot;new&quot; <i>B. albescens</i> is now just in Central Americ=
a, and the US taxon was briefly without a name, now with a new spelling but=
pronounced nearly the same -- <b><i>Burnsius albezens</i></b>.=C2=A0=C2=A0=
=C2=A0 <br></div><div><br></div><div>Of course, we seldom use scientific na=
mes on this listserve, but on the website and the checklist, we do show the=
scientific name, and I have this brief explanation on the species account =
on the<u> Butterflies of North Carolina</u> website.=C2=A0 NOTE:=C2=A0 when=
I made this change on the species account, I caused a glitch on the downlo=
adable checklist!=C2=A0 This should be corrected by the webmaster -- Tom Ho=
ward -- today, hopefully.=C2=A0 (The individual page PDF will show this cha=
nge, but the 29th Approximation PDF will still retain the old name <i>-- al=
bescens</i> -- until a new approximation is done over the winter.)<br></div=
><div><br></div><div>Harry LeGrand<br></div><div><br></div>

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