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Callophrys n. niphon (Hübner, [1819])
(Eastern Pine Elfin)

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(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 niphon (Hübner, [1819]) (1793)

 

Callophrys niphon niphon (Hübner, [1819])

Verz. bekannt. Schmett. (5): 74, no. 730; figured by Hübner (1823), Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 2: [7], no. 102, pl. [36], figs. 203 ♀ D, 204 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Lycus Niphon

Type Locality: “Florida”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Robbins and Lamas (2006), J. Lepid. Soc. 60(2): 89-90, established Lycus niphon Hübner, [1819], as a nomen protectum (Code Article 23.9.2).

                         =    ‡plautus (Fabricius, 1793)

Entomol. Syst. 3(1): 291, no. 113; cited Jones’ Icones 6: pl. 44, fig. 1.

Original Combination: H[esperia]. R[urales]. Plautus

Type Locality: “Indiis”

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

Robbins and Lamas (2006), J. Lepid. Soc. 60(2): 89-90, established Hesperia plautus Fabricius, 1793, as a nomen oblitum (Code Article 23.9.2).

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