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Euphilotes pallescens elvirae (Mattoni, [1966])
(Pallid 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.


rita complex Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (17): 271.


Euphilotes pallescens (Tilden & Downey, 1955)

Pratt and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (17): 271, treated this as a species-level taxon.

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 54(1): 25-26, pl. 11 figs. 1 ♂ valve, 3 ♂ genitalia (holotype), pl. 12 figs. 4 ♂ D (holotype), 5 ♀ D, 6 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Philotes pallescens

Type Locality: “Little Granite Mountain, Dugway Proving Grounds, Tooele County, Utah”

Types: Holotype in CAS.


Euphilotes pallescens elvirae (Mattoni, [1966])

J. Res. Lepid. 4(2): 94, 95, fig. 1, col. 4, top ♂ D (holotype), 2nd ♂ D, 3rd ♂ V (holotype), bottom ♀ V, figs. 5R ♂ genitalia ventral, 5S ♂ genitalia ventral, 5T ♂ aedeagus, 5U ♂ genitalia lateral, 5V ♀ genitalia ventral, 5W ♀ genitalia lateral, 7 2nd and 3rd rows ♂&♀ V.

Original Combination: Philotes rita elvirae

Type Locality: “3.5 miles southwest of Pearblossom, L. A. Co., California” [Los Angeles County]

Types: Holotype in LACM.



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