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Euphilotes pallescens ricei Austin, 1998
(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 ricei Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (70): 815, figs. 1 top row left ♂ D, 2 top row left ♂ V (holotype), 1 top row right ♀ D, 2 top row right ♀ V.

Original Combination: Euphilotes pallescens ricei

Type Locality: “Nevada: Humboldt County; Sand Pass Road, about 15 miles northwest of Winnemucca, just west of Sand Pass, T38N R37E in an area dominated by sand dunes”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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