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Euphilotes glaucon comstocki (Shields, 1975)
(Glaucon Blue)

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(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 glaucon (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Mattoni (1989), J. Res. Lepid. 27(3/4): 175, suggested that this may be a species-level taxon. A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 173-176, described patterns of geographic variation in this species in Oregon.

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 205, 210, no. 9.

Original Combination: Lycaena Glaucon

Type Locality: “Nevada”; defined as “Storey County, Nevada” by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(3): 406-407; further defined as “near Virginia City, Storey Co., Nevada” by Shields (1975), Bull. Allyn Mus. (28): 21.

Types: Lectotype in AMNH, designated by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(3): 409, fig. 22 ♂ D&V.


Euphilotes glaucon comstocki (Shields, 1975)

Bull. Allyn Mus. (28): 12, figs. 5 ♂ D, 6 ♂ V (holotype); 7 ♀ D, 8 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Shijimiaeoides battoides comstocki

Type Locality: “California: Kern Co., Tehachapi”

Types: Holotype in LACM.

K. Davenport (2004), Tax. Rept. Int. Lepid. Surv. 4(7): 10, allied this taxon with E. intermedia.



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