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Plebejus l. lupini (Boisduval, 1869)
("Lupine" 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 lupini (Boisduval, 1869)

The arrangement of taxa under this species should be considered tentative; some of these may represent species-level taxa.


Plebejus lupini lupini (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 46-47, no. 23; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 238, figs. 1961 ♂ D&V, 1962 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Lycaena lupini

Type Locality: “le sud de la Californie”; defined as “Gold Lake, Sierra County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 27.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 27, figs. 192 ♂ D, 193 ♂ V.

                   =    ‡”immaculata” F. Chermock, 1929

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 24(1): 20.

Original Combination: Plebeius lupini ab. immaculata

Type Locality: “Gold Lake district, Sierra Co., Calif.” [California]

Types: “Holotype” in MGCL.

‡”alupini” Scott, 2008

Papilio (n.s.) 18: 57-63.

Original Combination: Plebejus alupini lutzi

Proposed as a replacement name for Lycaena lupini Boisduval, 1869, because the author thought that name inappropriate.



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