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Philotiella leona Hammond & McCorkle, 2000
(Leona's Blue)

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(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Philotiella Mattoni, [1978]

J. Res. Lepid. 16(4): 227, 230, pl. 5, pl. 10, pl. 12. Type-species: Lycaena speciosa Hy. Edwards, 1877, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]7(13): 173, by original designation.


Philotiella leona Hammond & McCorkle, 2000

Holarct. Lepid. 6(2): 77, figs. 1 ♂ genitalia lateral, 3 ♂ genitalia posterior, 5 ♀ genitalia dorsal (partial), 7 ♂ genitalia right valve inside, 8 ♂ genitalia left valve ventral, 9 ♂ genitalia right valve apical, 18 top row left ♂ D (holotype), top row right ♀ V, bottom row left ♀ D.

Original Combination: Philotiella leona

Type Locality: “milepost 226 along U.S. Highway 97, Klamath Co., Oregon”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.



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