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Lycaena rubidus ferrisi K. Johnson & Balogh, 1977
(Ferris's 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 rubidus (Behr, 1866)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 6(2): 208.

Original Combination: Chrysophanus rubidus

Type Locality: “interior of Oregon”; neotype from “Oreg.”; defined as “Horse Prairie, 5 miles east of Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): 102.

Types: Type(s) destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; neotype in CMNH, designated by K. Johnson and Balogh (1977), Bull. Allyn Mus. (43): 20, figs. 16 ♂ D&V; figured by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): figs. 49 ♂ D, 50 ♂ V.

 

Lycaena rubidus ferrisi K. Johnson & Balogh, 1977

Bull. Allyn Mus. (43): 40-42, fig. 31 ♂ D&V (holotype) ♀ D&V, fig. 32A-F ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Lycaena (Tharsalea) ferrisi

Type Locality: “Apache Ditch Camp (13 miles east of McNary), Apache County, Arizona”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

Pratt et al. (1993), J. Res. Lepid. 30(3/4): 190, treated this taxon as a subspecies of L. rubidus; its status needs further elaboration.

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