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Cupido comyntas sissona (W. G. Wright, 1905)
(Eastern Tailed-Blue)

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[= pacnowe], Baja to W WA + NE OR, E WA, N ID, SE BC


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

Genus Cupido Schrank, 1801

Fauna boic. 2(1): 153, 206. Type-species: Papilio minimus Fuessly, 1775, Verz. bekannt. schweiz. Ins.: 31, no. 599, by designation of I.C.Z.N. Opinion 503. Kudrna (1986), Butts. Europe 8: 194, and others since, considered Everes a subgenus or synonym of Cupido Schrank, 1801.

=    Zizera Moore [1881]

Lepid. Ceylon 1(2): 78. Type-species: Papilio alsus [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 184, no. 9 (= Papilio minimus Fuessly, 1775, Verz. bekannt. schweiz. Ins.: 31, no. 599; synonym).


Cupido comyntas (Godart, [1824])

In: Ency. méth. 9(Ins.)(2): (608), 660, no. 147; figured by Boisduval and Le Conte [1835], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (12): pl. 36, figs. 6 ♂ D, 7 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Polyommatus Comyntas

Type Locality: “l’Amérique septentrionale”

Types: Holotype in MNHP.

=    ‡”watermani” (Nakahara, 1926)

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 20(5): 224.

Original Combination: Everes comyntas ab. watermani

Type Locality: “Ithaca, N. Y.” [Tompkins County, New York]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

=    ‡”meinersi” (W. D. Field, 1938)

J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 11(4): 132-133.

Original Combination: Everes comyntas f. meinersi

Type Locality: “Lawrence, Kansas” [Douglas County]

Types: “Holotype” in USNM.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.


Cupido comyntas sissona (W. G. Wright, 1905)

Butts. W. Coast: 64, no. 400; 232, no. 400, pl. 30, fig. 400 ♀ V (holotype).

Original Combination: [Lycaena] Sissona; Lycaena Sissona n. s.

Type Locality: “Northern California” “Sisson, Cal.” [Mount Shasta City, Siskiyou County, California]

Types: Lectotype in CAS (#4319), designated by Tilden (1975), Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. (118): 37.

The status of this taxon was determined by Austin (2002), J. Lepid. Soc. 56(4): 294.

                   =    pacnowe Scott & Kondla, 2006

Papilio (n.s.) 12: 48, pl. 4, 1st row left center ♂ D&V (holotype).

Original Combination: Cupido (=Everes) comyntas pacnowe

Type Locality: “Adair Village, Benton Co. Ore.” [Oregon]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.



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