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Lycaena phlaeas feildeni (M'Lachlan, 1878)
(American Copper)

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coastal tundra in Nunavut, NWT, YK, AK

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 phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)

Fauna Svecica (ed. 2): 285, no. 1078; cited Linnaeus (1746), Fauna Svecica: 247, 248, no. 807, Merian (1730), Europ. Ins.: pl. 164, Petiver (1699), Mus. Petiver. Cent. Rar. Nat. Cont. (4/5): 34, no. 317, and Ray (1710), Hist. Ins.: 125, no. 20.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. P[lebejus ruricola]. Phlaeas

Type Locality: “in pratis Westmanniae” [Vestmanland, Sweden]

Types: Type(s) apparently lost, as noted by Honey and Scoble (2001), Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 132(3): 365.

            =    eleus (Fabricius, 1798)

Entomol. Syst. Suppl.: 430.

Original Combination: H[esperia]. R[urales]. Eleus

Type Locality: “Germania”

Types: Syntype in ZMUC.

 

Lycaena phlaeas feildeni (M'Lachlan, 1878)

J. Linn. Soc. Lond., Zool. 14(74): 111.

Original Combination: Chrysophanus phloeas [sic!] Feildeni

Type Locality: “lat. 81o 41' N”; holotype from “Grinnell Land, W. side of Smith Sound 81o45' N,” which probably refers to Smith Sound on SE Ellesmere Island. [Nunavut]

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

This name is often misspelled “fieldeni.”

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