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Celastrina l. lucia (W. Kirby, 1837)
(Lucia Azure)

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Synonymy

(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Celastrina Tutt, 1906

Entomol. Rec. & J. Var. 18(5): 131. Type-species: Papilio argiolus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 483, no. 153, by original designation.

      =    ‡Cyaniriodes Matsumura, 1919

Thous. Ins. Japan, Addit. 3: 736. Type-species: Lycaena ogasawarensis Pryer, 1886, Rhop. nihon. (1): 10-11, no. 24,, pl. 2, fig. 13, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Cyaniriodes de Nicéville, 1890, Butts. India Burmah Ceylon 3: 33.

=    Maslowskia M. M. Omelko & M. A. Omelko, 1984

In: Kononenko et al., Fauna Ekol. Ins. Far East: 25. Type-species: Lycaenopsis filipjevi N. Riley, 1934, Entomol. 67(851): 85-86, pl. 1, figs. 1-6. Kurentsov (1974), Zoogeogr. Far East: 92, is frequently considered to have described this genus (e.g., Korshunov and Ivonin (1990), in: Zolatarenko, Nov. Maloizvest. Vidy Faun. Sib. 22: 77-78); however, Kurentsov mentioned this name without a description; a nomen nudum.

 

Celastrina lucia (W. Kirby, 1837)

 

Celastrina lucia lucia (W. Kirby, 1837)

Fauna Bor.-Am. [4]: 299, no. 1, pl. 3, figs. 8 ♂ D, 9 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Polyommatus Lucia

Type Locality: “taken with the preceding...Lat. 54o”; Klots (1951), Field Guide Butts. N. Am.: 170, stated “Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, Lat. 54o N.”

Types: Holotype possibly in BMNH.

Treated as a species-level taxon by Opler and A. Warren (2002), Sci. Names List Butts. N. A.: 28, based on Pavulaan (1995), Mass. Butts. 6(1):2-4, and other recent works.

                   =    marginata (W. H. Edwards, 1883)

Papilio 3(5/6): 86-87; figured by W. H. Edwards (1884), Butts. N. Am. 2(12): pl. Lycaena 2, figs. 3 ♂ D, 4, 4a ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: [Lycaena Pseudargiolus form] Marginata

Type Locality: “New York, New England, and Quebec, at least in the region about Montreal”; lectotype from “Orono, Maine.” [Penobscot County]

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by Clench (1970), in: F. Brown, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(3): 423, fig. 30 ♂ D&V.

                   =    quesnellii (Cockle, 1910)

Can. Entomol. 42(6): 204.

Original Combination: Cyaniris ladon var. Quesnellii

Type Locality: “Bala Lake, Quesnelle, northern B. C.”; stated as “[Ahbau] Lake, [elevation 2950 feet], [latitude 53o 14', longitude 122o 07',] 35 miles northwest of Quesnelle [Forks], B. C.[, Canada]” by C. Guppy and Kondla (2003), J. Lepid. Soc. 57(2): 150. [British Columbia]

Types: Lectotype (#583) in CNC, designated by C. Guppy and Kondla (2003), J. Lepid. Soc. 57(2): 151.

Another name, “maculatasuffusa,” was listed by Cockle (1910) without a description or indication; a nomen nudum.

                         =    ‡”fumida” (Scudder, 1889)

Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 2(7): 933.

Original Combination: C[yaniris]. p[seudargiolus]. [ab.] fumida

Type Locality: “New England” implied from the title of the book.

Types: “Holotype” in Thaxter collection.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

                         =    ‡”pseudora” (Scudder, 1889)

Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 2(7): 933-934.

Original Combination: C[yaniris]. p[seudargiolus]. [ab.] pseudora

Type Locality: “Milford, N. H.” [Hillsborough County]

Types: “Holotype” in MCZ according to W. Comstock and Huntington (1963), J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 71(1): 47.

                         =    ‡”brunnea” Tutt, 1908

Nat. Hist. Brit. Butts. 2(19): 413; cited W. H. Edwards (1884), Butts. N. Am. 2(12): pl. Lycaena 2, fig. 25 ♂ V.

Original Combination: [Celastrina argiolus pseudargiolus form lucia] ab. brunnea

Type Locality: “Brooklyn” in reference to a specimen obtained from Hulst, living in Brooklyn. [Brooklyn, Kings County, New York]

Types: “Type” may be in CMNH, unrecognizable, or lost.

                         =    ‡”subtusjuncta” Tutt, 1908

Nat. Hist. Brit. Butts. 2(19): 414; cited Scudder (1889), Butts. E. U. S. & Can. 2(7): 934.

Original Combination: [Celastrina argiolus pseudargiolus form lucia] ab. subtusjuncta

Type Locality: “Wollaston, Mass.” [Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts]

Types: “Type” may be in MCZ, unrecognizable, or lost.

                         =    ‡”inaequalis” Tutt, 1908

Nat. Hist. Brit. Butts. 2(19): 416; cited W. H. Edwards (1884), Butts. N. Am. 2(12): pl. Lycaena 2, fig. 24 ♂&♀ D.

Original Combination: [Celastrina argiolus pseudargiolus form lucia] ab. inaequalis

Type Locality: “Brooklyn”; in reference to a specimen obtained from Hulst, living in Brooklyn. [Brooklyn, Kings County, New York]

Types: “Type” may be in CMNH, unrecognizable, or lost.

‡”lucimargina” Scott, 1981

Papilio (n.s.) 1: 6.

Original Combination: Celastrina argiolus ladon form lucimargina

Proposed as a form with no nomenclatural standing; a nomen nudum. This name refers to a “form” that occurs widely in several Celastrina species; it is placed here as a convenience.

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