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Celastrina neglecta (W. H. Edwards, 1862)
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(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Celastrina Tutt, 1906

Entomol. Rec. & J. Var. 18(5): 131. Type-species: Papilio argiolus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 483, no. 153, by original designation.

      =    ‡Cyaniriodes Matsumura, 1919

Thous. Ins. Japan, Addit. 3: 736. Type-species: Lycaena ogasawarensis Pryer, 1886, Rhop. nihon. (1): 10-11, no. 24,, pl. 2, fig. 13, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Cyaniriodes de Nicéville, 1890, Butts. India Burmah Ceylon 3: 33.

=    Maslowskia M. M. Omelko & M. A. Omelko, 1984

In: Kononenko et al., Fauna Ekol. Ins. Far East: 25. Type-species: Lycaenopsis filipjevi N. Riley, 1934, Entomol. 67(851): 85-86, pl. 1, figs. 1-6. Kurentsov (1974), Zoogeogr. Far East: 92, is frequently considered to have described this genus (e.g., Korshunov and Ivonin (1990), in: Zolatarenko, Nov. Maloizvest. Vidy Faun. Sib. 22: 77-78); however, Kurentsov mentioned this name without a description; a nomen nudum.


Celastrina neglecta (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 14(1/2): 54, 56, no. 4; figured by W. H. Edwards (1870), Butts. N. Am. [1](5): pl. Lycaena 2, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V, 6 ♀ D, and (1884), Butts. N. Am. 2(12): pl. Lycaena 2, figs. 10, 10a ♂ D&V, 11 ♂ D, 12 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Lycaena neglecta

Type Locality: “Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin, Lake Winnipeg”; lectotype from “Hunter, Greene Co., New York.”

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and Clench (1970), in: F. Brown, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(3): 427, fig. 33 ♂ D&V.

D. Wright (1995), Am. Butts. 3(1): 20-28, considered this a species-level taxon, an arrangement which has been followed by most subsequent authors (e.g., Opler and A. Warren (2002), Sci. Names List Butts. N. A.: 28).

            =    argentata (Fletcher, 1903)

Proc. & Trans. R. Soc. Can. (2)9(Sect. IV): 213, pl., fig. ♂ D&V, ♀ D.

Original Combination: Lycaena pseudargiolus var. argentata

Type Locality: “Cartwright and other places in southern Manitoba, as well as in south-eastern Assiniboia”

Types: Holotype in USNM.

This taxon was redescribed by Fletcher (1904), Can. Entomol. 36(5): 127, fig. ♂ D&V, ♀ D. Layberry et al. (1998), Butts. Can.: 153, considered this a subspecies of C. neglecta.

                   =    ‡”pauper” Tutt, 1908

Nat. Hist. Brit. Butts. 2(19): 407; cited W. H. Edwards (1884), Butts. N. Am. 2(12): pl. Lycaena 2, figs. 10 ♂ D, 13 ♂ D, 14 ♀ D, 15 ♂ D, 15a ♂ V.

Original Combination: [Celastrina argiolus pseudargiolus] [summer form] pauper

Type Locality: Not expressly stated; “about lat. 45o...Colorado” implied from reference to W. H. Edwards (1884).

Types: “Types” may be in CMNH, unrecognizable, or lost.

‡”deutargiolus” Scudder, 1869

Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 1: 165 and footnote.

Original Combination: [Polyommatus] deutargiolus

This name was listed without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.



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