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Plebejus saepiolus whitmeri F. Brown, 1951
(Greenish 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 saepiolus (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr (2)10(2): 296, no. 32; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 237, figs. 1941 ♂ D&V, 942 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Lycaena saepiolus

Type Locality: “les montagnes”; California implied from the title of the paper; lectotype from “Bear Valley, near Olema, Marin County, California.”

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts: 14, figs. 60 ♂ D, 61 ♂ V.


Plebejus saepiolus whitmeri F. Brown, 1951

Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 44(2): 286-287.

Original Combination: Plebeius saepiolus whitmeri

Type Locality: “Rampart Range Road, near Woodland Park, Teller Co., Colorado. 9500 feet”

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

                         =    ‡”leussleri” Gunder, 1927

Can. Entomol. 59(12): 282, no. 3, pl. A, fig. 3 ♀ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Plebeius saepiolus tr. f. leussleri

Type Locality: “Cassell's, Park Co., Neb., Alt. 8500”; corrected to “Cassells, Park Co., Colorado” by dos Passos (1938), Can. Entomol. 70(3): 46.

Types: “Holotype” in OSU.



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