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Callophrys sheridanii comstocki Henne, 1940
('Desert' Sheridan's 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 sheridanii (W. H. Edwards, 1877)

In: Carpenter, Field & Forest 3(3): 48.

Original Combination: Thecla Sheridonii

Type Locality: “Big Horn Mountains...about 8000 elev.”; defined as “near Sheridan, Wyoming” by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 63. [Sheridan County, Wyoming]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 63, fig. 19 ♀ D&V.

The specific name is a patronym of Civil War General P. H. Sheridan as mentioned in the text, thus the emendation (Code Articles 19.2, 32.2.2, 33.2).


Callophrys sheridanii comstocki Henne, 1940

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 39(1): 71-72.

Original Combination: Callophrys comstocki

Type Locality: “Providence Mts., San Bernardino County, California”

Types: Holotype in LACM.



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