The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Chlosyne leanira obsoleta


Species Authority
Edwards, 1877
Thessalia leanira obsoleta Edwards, 1877
Common Name
Obsolete checkerspot, Leanira checkerspot
California, USA
Last Record
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Austin, G.T., and M.J. Smith. (1998). 27. Revision of the Thessalia leanira complex (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Melitaeinae): Thessalia leanira (C. & R. Felder), with descriptions of four new subspecies. Pp. 333-358, 67 figs., in: T.C. Emmel (Ed.), Systematics of western North American butterflies.
Emmel, Thomas C., editor. 1998. Systematics of western North American butterflies. Mariposa Press, Gainesville, Florida. 878 pp.
NatureServe. (2014). NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: January 29, 2015).
Opler, P. A., and A. D. Warren. 2002. Butterflies of North America. 2. Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. C.P Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. 79 pp.
Pelham, J. P. 2008. A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. Volume 40. 658 pp.