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Euphilotes ancilla cryptica Austin & Boyd 2008
(Ancilla Blue)

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:
 

Spring Mts., Clark Co., NV, on E. umbellatum var. subaridum

Synonymy

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

Genus Euphilotes Mattoni, [1978]

J. Res. Lepid. 16(4): 224-225. Type-species: Lycaena enoptes Boisduval, 1852, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 298, no. 36, by original designation.

 

enoptes complex Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 209.

 

Euphilotes ancilla (W. Barnes & McDunnough, 1918)

Pratt and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 213-215, and A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 184-185, treated this as a species-level taxon.

Contrib. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 4(2): 79; figured by W. Barnes and McDunnough (1916), Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 3(2): pl. 11, figs. 2 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V, ♂ genitalia figured by W. Barnes and McDunnough (1917), Contr. Nat. Hist. Lepid. N. Am. 3(4): pl. 17, fig. 2 (as Philotes battoides glaucon).

Original Combination: [Philotes enoptes] ancilla

Type Locality: “Eureka, Utah” [Juab County]

Types: Holotype in USNM; paratypes figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 66, figs. 41 ♂ V, 42 ♀ D, 43 ♀ V.

Euphilotes ancilla cryptica Austin & Boyd 2008

J. Lepid. Soc. 62(3): 157-158.

Original Combination: Euphilotes ancilla cryptica

Type Locality: “Nevada: Clark County; Spring Mountains, Cold Creek, 1825m in elevation, towards the northern end of these mountains”

Types: Holotype in MGCL. 

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