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Callophrys affinis albipalpus Gorelick, 2005
(Western Green Hairstreak)

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

Genus Callophrys Billberg, 1820

Enum. Ins. Mus. Billb.: 80. Type-species: Papilio rubi Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 483, no. 154, by designation of Scudder (1875), Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 132, no. 202.


Callophrys affinis (W. H. Edwards, 1862)

This species was reviewed by Gorelick (2005), J. Lepid. Soc. 59(4): 181-190.

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 14(5): 221, 223-224, no. 5.

Original Combination: Thecla Affinis

Type Locality: “Utah”; defined as “Silver Lake, Utah” by Clench (1944), Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 94(6): 225; corrected to “vicinity of Fort Bridger, Wyoming” by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 63, 65. [Uinta County, Wyoming]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 65, fig. 20 ♂ D&V.


Callophrys affinis albipalpus Gorelick, 2005

J. Lepid. Soc. 59(4): 188, figs. 9, 14 ♂ V (holotype), 13 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Callophrys affinis albipalpus

Type Locality: “New Mexico State University’s Montgomery Biological Research Laboratory...10 km north of Ruidoso, 2134m, Sacramento Mountains” [Lincoln County, New Mexico]

Types: Holotype in LACM.



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