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Euphilotes ancilla shieldsi Austin, 1998
(Ancilla Blue)

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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 shieldsi Austin, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (45): 553, figs. 73 ♂ D, 74 ♂ V (holotype); 75 ♀ D, 76 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Euphilotes ancilla shieldsi

Type Locality: “Nevada: Esmeralda County; White Mountains, Trail Canyon Road, 9.5 road miles west of Nevada state route 264, 2286 m, T1S R34E S6 on USGS Davis Mountain, Nev.-Calif. 15' quadrangle”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

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