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Lycaena nivalis (Boisduval, 1869) (NE Oregon segregate)
(Lilac-bordered Copper)

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[nr. warnermontana]

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 nivalis (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 44-45, no. 19; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 238, figs. 1955 ♂ D&V, 1956 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Polyommatus nivalis

Type Locality: “de la région des neiges”; suggested to be “in the Sierras (Sierra Nevada, Placer or El Dorado County)” by dos Passos (1938), Can. Entomol. 70(3): 45; defined as “Gold Lake, Sierra County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 26.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 26, figs. 183 ♂ D, 184 ♂ V.

=    ianthe (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 205, 211-212, no. 12.

Original Combination: Chrysophanus Ianthe

Type Locality: “Nevada”; suggested to be “near Virginia City” by dos Passos (1938), Can. Entomol. 70(3): 45; further defined as “Lake Tahoe, Nevada” by F. Brown (1969), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 95(1): 169.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1969), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 95(1): 171, fig. 4 ♀ D&V.

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