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Large Skipper

Observed: 19th May 2011 By: halibuthalibut’s reputation in Invertebrateshalibut’s reputation in Invertebrates
Large Skipper-9657 small
Large Skipper-9657 small 1
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Large skipper (Ochlodes venata) interacts

Comments

Pawpawsaurus's picture

I try to avoid typos ...

... but iSpot wouldn't let me correct my misspelling of 'agreements'. I understand why, but it's still annoying.

Pawpawsaurus's picture

Oops.

Sorry, halibut, you're right. It seems that although O. faunus is an accepted synonym for the Large Skipper (as is O. venata subsp. faunus), O. sylvanus is the preferred scientific name.

Some websites aren't as up to date as they possibly should be. :(

DavidHowdon's picture

Scientific name

To be really pedantic none of these are the correct 'scientific name' because none of them cite the authority and date so are not complete. But iSpot doesn't allow that in specifying the names.

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David Howdon

DavidNotton's picture

Authorship citation:

zoological names are quite correct without citation of the author and date. While advisable in some circumstances to avoid confusion, citation of authorship is optional according to the ICZN Code, article 51.1: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted-sites/iczn/code/index.jsp?article=51&nfv=true#1
Hence the iSpot look-up lists are not incorrect for this reason.

DavidNotton's picture

O. sylvanus is correct