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Plebejus icarioides (Boisduval, 1852) (Mt Hebo, W OR)
(Boisduval's Blue)

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

 

Synonymy

(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 icarioides (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 297, no. 33; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 237, fig. 1943 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Lycaena icarioides

Type Locality: “les montagnes”; redefined as “les montagnes peu élevées” by Boisduval (1868), Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 17, no. 34; defined as “2000-4000 feet El Dorado and Nevada counties, California” by Hovanitz (1937), Pan-Pac. Entomol. 13(4): 185; subsequently defined as “Hwy. 70 at Soda Creek, East Branch North Fork Feather River Canyon, 2500' elev., Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 14.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 15, figs. 66 ♂ D, 67 ♂ V.

=    maricopa (Reakirt, 1866)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 18(3): 245-246, no. 19.

Original Combination: Lycaena maricopa

Type Locality: “California”

Types: Syntype(s) in FMNH.

=    daedalus (Behr, 1867)

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]3(18): 280, no. 9.

Original Combination: L[ycaena]. Daedalus

Type Locality: “California” implied from the title of the paper, “the Alpine regions around the head waters of the Tuolumne River” from the description; neotype from “Vogelsang Pass, Yosemite National Park, south of Tuolumne Meadows, Tuolumne-Mariposa County line, California.”

Types: Type(s) destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; neotype in LACM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): 104, figs. 70 ♀ D, 71 ♀ V.

=    phileros (Boisduval, 1869) 

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 50, no. 32; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 239, figs. 2076 ♂ D&V, 2077 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Lycae Phileros

Type Locality: “Des montagnes de l’Est”; defined as “slope south above Donner Pass, Placer County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 30.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 30, figs. 219 ♂ D, 220 ♂ V.

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