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Plebejus emigdionis (F. Grinnell, 1905)
(San Emigdio Blue)

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

Genus Plebejus Kluk, 1780

Zwierz. Hist. Nat. Pocz. Gospod. 4: 89-92, no. 148. Type-species: Papilio argus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 483, no. 152, by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(845): 224. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed Plebejus on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 705. This name has been spelled various ways; the spelling given in the Official List is the proper spelling by rule (Code Article 79.4.1). Bálint et al. (2001), Folia Entomol. Hung. 62: 177-184, discussed this issue.


Plebejus emigdionis (F. Grinnell, 1905)

Entomol. News 16(4): 115-116.

Original Combination: Lycaena emigdionis

Type Locality: “San Emigdio Canon, Kern Co., Calif.” [California]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

            =    melimona (W. G. Wright, 1905)

Butts. W. Coast: 63, no. 382; 226, no. 382, pl. 29, figs. 382 ♀ D, 382b ♀ D (lectotype), 382c ♀ V, 382cc ♂ V.

Original Combination: [Lycaena] Melimona; Lycaena Melimona n. v.

Type Locality: “Southern California” “San Bernardino Mts.” [Riverside-San Bernardino counties]

Types: Lectotype in CAS (#4318), designated by Tilden (1975), Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. (118): 36.



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