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Brephidium pseudofea insularis Pavulaan & Gatrelle, 1999
(Eastern Pygmy-Blue)

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(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Brephidium Scudder, 1876

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 123, no. 27. Type-species: Lycaena exilis Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 294, no. 29, by original designation.


Brephidium pseudofea (Morrison, 1873)

Opler and A. Warren (2002), Sci. Names List Butts. N. A.: 28, discussed the relationship between B. exilis and B. pseudofea, and the status of the taxon isophthalma (Herrich-Schäffer, 1862) as a subspecies of B. exilis.

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 1(4): 186-187.

Original Combination: Lycaena pseudofea

Type Locality: “Key West, Florida” [Monroe County]

Types: Syntype (#15975) in MCZ, others may be in USNM.


Brephidium pseudofea insularis Pavulaan & Gatrelle, 1999

Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 1(7): 3-4, figs. 6 ♂ V, 7 ♂ D&V (holotype), 8 ♀ D&V, 9 ♂ V, 10 ♂ V, 11 ♀ V, 12 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Brephidium isophthalma insularis

Type Locality: “Rt 21 near Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina”

Types: Holotype in CMNH.

                         =    ‡”carolina” Pavulaan, 1993

S. Lepid. News 15(4): 37, figs. 2 ♂ V, 3 ♀ D, 4 ♂&♀ D.

Original Combination: Brephidium isophthalma pseudofea form carolina

Type Locality: “near Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC” [South Carolina]

Types: “Syntypes’ in H. Pavulaan collection and MGCL; some paratypes of B. p. insularis are syntypes of “carolina.”



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