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Lycaena arota (Boisduval, 1852) (C CA interior Coast Range segregate)
(Tailed Copper)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Lycaena [Fabricius], 1807

In: Illiger Mag. f. Insektenk. 6: 285, no. 32. Type-species: Papilio phlaeas Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Svecica (ed. 2): 285, no. 1078, by designation of J. Curtis (1824), Brit. Entomol. 1(3): pl. 12, [1]. American species in this genus were reviewed by Pratt and D. Wright (2003), Pan-Pac. Entomol. 78(4): 219-229.

 

Lycaena arota (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 293-294, no. 27; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 236, fig. 1933 ♂ D&V, 1934 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Polyommatus arota

Type Locality: “Montagnes de la Juba”; suggested to be “Sierra Nevada at lower elevations, in the old mining region” by Tilden (1955), Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 54(2): 68; defined as “Highway 70 at Soda Creek, E. Branch of N. Fork Feather River Canyon, 2500' elev., Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 13.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 13, figs. 45 ♂ D, 46 ♂ V.

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