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Callophrys sheridanii interrupta Austin, 1998
(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 interrupta Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (49): 621, figs. 1 third row left ♂ D, 2 third row left ♂ V (holotype), 1 third row middle ♂ D, 2 third row middle ♂ V, 1 third row right ♂ D, 2 third row right ♂ V, 1 fourth row left ♀ D, 2 fourth row left ♀ V, 1 fourth row middle ♀ D, 2 fourth row middle ♀ V, 1 fourth row right ♀ D, 2 fourth row right ♀ V.

Original Combination: Callophrys comstocki interrupta

Type Locality: “Nevada: Churchill County; south end of Stillwater Mountains (= Sand Springs Range), U.S. route 50, 5.5-5.6 miles west of Frenchman, 1660 m, T16N R32E S11 on USGS Frenchman 7 1/2' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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