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Callophrys sheridanii paradoxa Scott, 1986
(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 paradoxa Scott, 1986

Butts. N. Am.: 379, no. 345, pl. 39, fig. 345g.

Original Combination: [Callophrys sheridanii] paradoxa

Type Locality: “lowland w Colo., and E Utah”; lectotype from “Paradox Can. (CR Y-11, about 4-5 air mi. & 5-6 air mi. W Uravan), 5100', Dolores River, Montrose Cp. Colo.”

Types: Lectoype in CSUC, designated by M. Fisher and J. Scott (2008), Papilio (n.s.) 18: 55-56, pl. 4, third row left ♂ D, fourth row left ♂ V.

The name paradoxa was first proposed as a nomen nudum by Stanford and Opler (1993), Atlas W. USA Butts.: 150. Scott (1986) provided a brief description for this taxon, but without designating types; possibly a nomen nudum. In any case, this was rectified by Scott & Fisher (2008), Papilio (n.s.) 18: 55-57.



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