Boisduval -aquilo TL ??

Kondla, Norbert FOR:EX Norbert.Kondla at
Mon May 29 12:06:35 EDT 2000

Just for the fun of it, on the weekend I looked at 3 pieces of literature to
see what they had to say about the type locality of Agriades aquilo
(Boisduval 1832 Icones Historiques etc).  Freeman (1939) said Labrador for
the TL; Higgins and Riley (1970) assert North Cape in Europe as the TL;
Klots (1951) lists several locations including Labrador, Cape North and
Siberia upon the Altai.  Since it is quite common to see different views in
the butterfly literature; once again I need to form my own opinion. So if
anyone on the list has access to Boisduval 1832 could you please quote me
exactly what Boisduval had to say about aquilo ?? A quote in  French would
be fine but a literal English translation would save me some translation
time :-) Also: do Boisduval's aquiilo type specimens exist and if so where
?; did Boisduval designate or indicate a holotype ? ; if not, and the
syntypes exist, has anyone ever designated a lectotype ????  

Norbert Kondla  P.Biol., RPBio.
Forest Ecosystem Specialist, Ministry of Environment
845 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1H3
Phone 250-365-8610
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