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Callophrys mossii bayensis R. Brown, 1969
(Moss's 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 mossii (Hy. Edwards, 1881)

Austin (1981), J. Res. Lepid. 19(4): 242, and J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (13): 162, detailed the species-level status of this taxon.

Papilio 1(4): 54.

Original Combination: Thecla irus n. var mossii

Type Locality: “Esquimault, Vancouver Island“ [British Columbia]

Types: Holotype in AMNH; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 64, fig. 10 ♂ D.


Callophrys mossii bayensis R. Brown, 1969

J. Lepid. Soc. 23(2): 95-96.

Original Combination: Callophrys (Incisalia) fotis bayensis

Type Locality: “California, San Mateo Co., San Bruno Mts.”

Types: Holotype (#9547) in CAS.



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