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Philotiella speciosa septentrionalis Austin, 1998
(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 septentrionalis Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (45): 557, figs. 101 ♂ D, 102 ♂ V (holotype); 103 ♀ D, 104 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Philotiella speciosa septentrionalis

Type Locality: “Nevada: Lyon County; Fort Churchill Road, 12.3 road miles south (= east) of U.S. highway 50, 1341 m, T17N R24E S32 on USGS Churchill Butte, Nev. 15' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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