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Callophrys spinetorum millerorum Clench, 1981
(Thicket 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 spinetorum (Hewitson, 1867)

Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 1(3): 94-95, no. 99; 2(3): pl. 45, figs. 198 ♀ D, 199 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Thecla Spinetorum

Type Locality: “California”; defined as “vicinity of Gold Lake Lodge, near Gold Lake, Sierra Nevada, Sierra County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (4): 83.

Types: Holotype in BMNH, figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 238, fig. 1952 ♀ D&V, and J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (4): 83, figs. 1 ♀ D, 2 ♀ V.

=    ninus (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 266, 270-271, no. 7.

Original Combination: Thecla Ninus

Type Locality: “Colorado”; defined as “South Park road four miles from the park...near Kenosha” by F. Brown (1934), J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 42(2): 161; further defined as “ca. 1 mi. E Kenosha Pass summit, U. S. Highway 285" by Shields [1966], J. Res. Lepid. 4(4): 233; subsequently cited as “about 1 mile east of Kenosha Pass, Park County, Colorado” by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 57.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 59, fig. 17 ♂ D&V.

=    cuyamaca (W. S. Wright, 1922)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 21(2): 19-20, pl. C ♂ D, D ♂ V.

Original Combination: Miltoura [sic!] spinetorum cuyamaca

Type Locality: “Julian, San Diego County, Calif.”

Types: Shields [1966], J. Res. Lepid. 4(4): 234, noted that the holotype is probably lost; one paratype in USNM, another from “Cuyamaca Lake, San Diego Co., Calif.” in SDMC.


Callophrys spinetorum millerorum Clench, 1981

Bull. Allyn. Mus. (64): 21-23, figs. 34 ♂ D, 35 ♂ V (holotype); 36, 36a ♀ genitalia.

Original Combination: Callophrys (Mitoura) millerorum

Type Locality: “vic. El Encarnacion, 2400-2450 m, Hidalgo, Mexico”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

One specimen of this taxon was recorded from Otero County, New Mexico, by K. Johnson (1986), J. Lepid. Soc. 39(2): 119-124. It is unclear whether this represents a stray into the United States, or an extreme of the local range of individual variation.



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