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Philotiella s. speciosa (Hy. Edwards, 1877)
(Small Blue)

Pinned Specimens
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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 speciosa (Hy. Edwards, 1877)


Philotiella speciosa speciosa (Hy. Edwards, 1877)

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]7(13): 173.

Original Combination: Lycaena speciosa

Type Locality: “Havilah, Kern County”

Types: Holotype in AMNH; possibly figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 32, fig. 1 ♂ D.



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