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Cyclargus ammon (Lucas, 1857)
(Nickerbean Blue)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

FL Keys, Cuba, Isla de Juventud


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

Genus Cyclargus Nabokov, 1945

Psyche 52(3/4): 14-16. Type-species: Lycaena ammon Lucas, 1856, in: Sagra, Hist. Cuba 7(2): 612, pl. [Ins.] 16, figs. 7, 7a, 7b, by original designation. K. Johnson and Bálint (1995), Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (54): 1-15, placed this genus in the Polyommatus section.


Cyclargus ammon (Lucas, 1857)

In: Sagra, Hist. Cuba: 7(2): 612, pl. [Ins.] 16, figs. 7 ♂&♀ D, 7b ♀ V.

Original Combination: Lycaena Ammon

Type Locality: “environs de la Havane; elle habite aussi le Yucatan” [Cuba and Mexico]

Types: Type(s) probably in MNHP.

This taxon was recorded from Florida by Beck (1985), News Lepid. Soc. 1985(2): 29, and has since become established in the lower Keys. It had been recorded previously from Florida, but always as a misidentification of C. t. bethunebakeri; see Calhoun et al. (2002), Holarct. Lepid. 7(1): 13-20.



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