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Philotiella speciosa bohartorum (Tilden, [1969])
(Small 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 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.


Philotiella speciosa bohartorum (Tilden, [1969])

J. Res. Lepid. 6(4): 281-283.

Original Combination: Philotes speciosa bohartorum

Type Locality: “Briceburg, Mariposa Co., Calif...just behind the Briceburg Station where an old bridge crosses the Merced River”

Types: Holotype in LACM; possibly figured by Mattoni [1978], J. Res. Lepid. 16(4): pl. 4, top row, right ♂ D, pl. 5, top row right ♂ V.



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