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Euphilotes mojave virginensis Austin, 1998
(Dotted 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.


enoptes complex Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 209.


Euphilotes mojave (F. Watson & W. Comstock, 1920)

Mattoni (1989), J. Res. Lepid. 27(3/4): 174-175, considered this a species-level taxon, a status corroborated by Pratt and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 213.

Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 42(10): 455-456.

Original Combination: Philotes enoptes mojave

Type Locality: “Mojave Desert, California”; suggested to be “probably around Randsburg, Kern Co., California” by Pratt and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 213.

Types: Holotype in AMNH; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 66, fig. 44 ♂ V.


Euphilotes mojave virginensis Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (45): 556, figs. 93 ♂ D, 94 ♂ V (holotype); 95 ♀ D, 96 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Euphilotes mojave virginensis

Type Locality: “Nevada: Clark County; Virgin Mountains, Cabin Canyon, 1341 m, T15S R71E S4 on USGS Virgin Peak, Nev.-Ariz. 15' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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