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Euphilotes ellisii basinensis Austin, 1998
(Ellis' Blue)

Type Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:



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

Genus Euphilotes Mattoni, [1978]

J. Res. Lepid. 16(4): 224-225. Type-species: Lycaena enoptes Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 298, no. 36, by original designation.


battoides complex Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 216.


Euphilotes ellisii (Shields, 1975)

Pratt and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 225-227, treated this as a species-level taxon.

Bull. Allyn Mus. (28): 12-13, figs. 9 ♂ D, 10 ♂ V (holotype); 11 ♀ D, 12 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Shijimiaeoides battoides ellisii

Type Locality: “Colarado [sic!]: Mesa Co., W. Creek, Unaweep Canyon, 5400', 6 mi E. of Gateway”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.


Euphilotes ellisii basinensis Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (45): 551, figs. 61 ♂ D, 62 ♂ V (holotype); 63 ♀ D, 64 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Euphilotes ellisii basinensis

Type Locality: “Nevada: Lyon County; Pine Nut Mountains, Eldorado Canyon, 3-4 miles southeast of Dayton, 1524 m, T15N R22E S31 on USGS Dayton, Nev. 15' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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