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Callophrys fotis mojavensis Austin, 1998
(Desert Elfin)

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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 fotis (Strecker, [1878])

Lepid. Rhop. Het. (14): 129.

Original Combination: Thecla Fotis

Type Locality: “Arizona”; defined as “northwestern Mohave County, Arizona” by Austin (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (45): 547.

Types: Lectotype in FMNH, designated by Austin (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (45): 547.


Callophrys fotis mojavensis Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (45): 546-547, figs. 37 ♂ D, 38 ♂ V (holotype); 39 ♀ D, 40 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Incisalia fotis mojavensis

Type Locality: “Nevada: Clark County; Spring Mountains, 2 miles north of Red Cloud Mine, 1829 m, T24S R58E S5 on USGS Goodsprings, Nev. 15' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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