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Plebejus lupini chlorina (Skinner, 1902)
(Chlorina 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.

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.


Plebejus lupini chlorina (Skinner, 1902)

Entomol. News 13(1): 15.

Original Combination: Lycaena chlorina

Type Locality: “Tehachapi, Cala.” [Kern County, California]

Types: Holotype (ANSP #7048) in ANSP; figured by Howe (1975), Butts. N. Am.: pl. 58, fig. 3 ♂ D&V; paratypes figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 66, figs. 29 ♂ D, 30 ♀ D.

=    carolyna J. A. Comstock, 1922

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 21(2): 46, pl. 3, figs. 1 ♂ D (holotype), 2 ♂ V; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 55, fig. 16 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Plebeius carolyna

Type Locality: “Tehachapi Mts. about five miles from the town of that name. Elevation 5,000 feet” [Kern County, California]

Types: Holotype in LACM

=    ‡”transvestitus” Scott, 1981

Papilio (n.s.) 1: 6.

Original Combination: Plebejus lupini male form transvestitus

Proposed as a “form” with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum.



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