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Callophrys gryneus nelsoni (Boisduval, 1869)
('Nelson's' Juniper Hairstreak)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Callophrys Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 80. Type-species: Papilio rubi Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 483, no. 154, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 132, no. 202.

 

Callophrys gryneus (Hübner, [1819])

There is no easy way to accommodate the diverse opinions on the specific arrangement in this complex (e.g., K. Johnson (1978), J. Lepid. Soc. 32(1): 3-19, Scott (1986), Butts. N. Am.: 373-374, Opler (1999), Field Guide W. Butts.: 217-219, A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 125-133).

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (5): 74, no. 732; cited Papilio damon Stoll, 1781, Uitl. Kapellen 4(32): pl. 390, figs. C, D; (34): 249 (index).

Original Combination: L[ycus]. Gryneus

Proposed to replace Papilio damon Stoll, 1781, preoccupied, with the same data (Code Article 60.3).

Species-genus gender conformation is grynea.

=    ‡damon (Stoll, 1781)

Uitl. Kapellen 4(32): 208, pl. 390, figs. C ♀ D, D ♀ V; (34): 249 (index).

Original Combination: Pap[ilio]. Pleb[ejus] Ruralis Damon

Type Locality: “Virginien” “Virginie”; stated to be “Rappahanock Co., Virginia” by K. Johnson (1978), J. Lepid. Soc. 32(1): 14; neotype from “Aiken County, South Carolina.”

Types: Type(s) probably lost. Gatrelle (2001), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 3(4): 3, figs. 29 ♂ D, 30 ♂ V, designated a neotype, in MGCL, for “Mitoura grynea”; by this it is inferred that he implied Papilio damon Cramer, 1781.

Preoccupied by Papilio damon [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 182, no. 2.

=    damastus (Godart, [1824])

Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (602), 640, no. 86; cited Papilio damon Stoll, 1781, Uitl. Kapellen 4(32): pl. 390, figs. C, D; (34): 249 (index).

Original Combination: Polyommatus Damastus

Proposed as a replacement name for Papilio damon Stoll, 1781, preoccupied, with the same data (Code Article 60.3).

=    auburniana (T. Harris, 1862)

Ins. injur. Veget. (3rd ed.): 277.

Original Combination: Thecla Auburniana

Type Locality: “a favorite spot near Cambridge, formerly known by the name of Sweet Auburn” [Middlesex County, Massachusetts]

Types: Syntypes (#26346) in MCZ.

=    patersonia (Brehme, 1907)

Entomol. News 18(3): 82-83.

Original Combination: Thecla damon var. patersonia

Type Locality: “Garret mountains at Paterson, N. J.” [Passaic County, New Jersey]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

=    octoscripta (Buchholz, 1951)

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 46(3): 78.

Original Combination: Mitoura gryneus octoscripta n. var.

Type Locality: “Passaic Co., New Jersey”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

 

Callophrys gryneus nelsoni (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 43-44, no. 17; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 238, fig. 1954 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Thecla Nelsoni

Type Locality: “dans les grands bois de l'interieur”; defined as “Hwy. 70 at Chambers Creek, ca. 6 road miles SW of Belden, North Fork Feather River Canyon, 1850' elev., Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 25.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 25, figs. 180 ♂ D, 181 ♂ V.

                   =    exoleta (Hy. Edwards, 1881)

Papilio 1(4): 53.

Original Combination: Thecla nelsoni n. var. exoleta

Type Locality: “Big Trees, Calaveras Co., Cal.” [California]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

                   =    acuminata K. Johnson, 1976

Bull. Allyn Mus. (38): 20-21, fig. 8 ♂ D&V (holotype), fig. 13 ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Callophrys (Mitoura) barryi acuminata

Type Locality: “Butte Falls, Jackson Co., Oregon”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 125, 129-130, determined this synonymy.

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