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Lycaena gorgon dorothea J. Emmel & Pratt, 1998
(Gorgon 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 gorgon (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 292, no. 25; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 236, fig. 1929 ♂ D&V, 1930 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Polyommatus gorgon

Type Locality: “montagnes de la Californie”; defined as “Hwy. 70 at Bear Ranch Creek, vicinity of Cresta, North Fork Feather River Canton, elevation 1500', Butte County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. (2): 12.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 12, figs. 39 ♂ D, 40 ♂ V.

 

Lycaena gorgon dorothea J. Emmel & Pratt, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (52): 668, figs. 21 ♂ D, 22 ♂ V (holotype); 23 ♀ D, 24 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Lycaena gorgon dorothea

Type Locality: “Oregon. Josephine County; Illinois River Road, 3 miles west of Selma, Siskiyou National Forest, 1,350' elevation”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

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