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Callophrys xami texami Clench, 1981
(Xami Hairstreak)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

S TX, far NE Mexico


(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 xami (Reakirt, [1867])

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 18(3): 332-333, no. 29.

Original Combination: Thecla Xami

Type Locality: “Mexico (near Vera Cruz)” [Veracruz]

Types: Location of type(s) not known, possibly lost.

=    blenina (Hewitson, 1868)

Descr. new Spec. Lycaenidae: 12-13, no. 29; figured by Hewitson (1869), Ill. diurn. Lepid. Lycaenidae 2(4): pl. 50, figs. 256 ♂ D, 257 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Thecla Blenina

Type Locality: “Mexico”

Types: Holotype in BMNH.


Callophrys xami texami Clench, 1981

Bull. Allyn Mus. (64): 6-7, figs. 7 ♂ D, 8 ♂ V (holotype); 9 ♀ D, 10 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Callophrys (Xamia) xami texami

Type Locality: “Corpus Christi, Texas” [Nueces County]

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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