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Lycaena heteronea clara Hy. Edwards, 1877
(Blue Copper)

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(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 heteronea Boisduval, 1852

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 298, no. 35; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 237, figs. 1946 ♂ D&V, 1947 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Lycaena heteronea

Type Locality: “montagnes du nord”; defined as “bluff between Cavallo Point and Yellow Bluff, ca. 2 air miles SSE of Sausalito, Marin County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 15.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 15, figs. 72 ♂ D, 73 ♂ V.

 

Lycaena heteronea clara Hy. Edwards, 1877

Pac. Coast Lepid. (26): [1].

Original Combination: Lycaena clara

Type Locality: “Tehachipi Pass, S. P. R. R., Kern Co...Colorado and the mountains of California”; all syntypes are from “Tehachapi Pass, California.”

Types: Syntypes in MGCL and AMNH; one figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 30, fig. 26 ♀ D.

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