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Callophrys polios obscurus (Ferris & M. Fisher, 1973)
(Hoary 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 polios (Cook & F. Watson, 1907)

Can. Entomol. 39(6): 202-203; figured by Cook (1907), Can. Entomol. 39(7): pl. 5, fig. 23 ♂ V, 24 ♂ D, 25 ♀ V, 26 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Incisalia polios

Type Locality: “Lakewood, N. J.” [Ocean County, New Jersey]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

=    ‡”davisi” (F. Watson & W. Comstock, 1920)

Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 42(10): 453.

Original Combination: Incisalia polios ab. davisi

Type Locality: “Manchester (now called Lakehurst), New Jersey” [Ocean County]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.


Callophrys polios obscurus (Ferris & M. Fisher, 1973)

J. Lepid. Soc. 27(2): 115-117, figs. 2 a, b ♂ D&V (holotype), a, b ♀ D&V, c ♂&♀ D, d ♂&♀ V.

Original Combination: Incisalia polios obscurus

Type Locality: “Lookout Mountain, Jefferson Co., Colorado”

Types: Holotype in LACM.



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