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Euphilotes battoides allyni (Shields, 1975)
(Square-spotted Blue)

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(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.


battoides complex Pratt & J. Emmel, 1998

Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 216.


Euphilotes battoides (Behr, 1867)

The arrangement of taxa under this species is tentative. It is assumed that some taxa will eventually be removed to other species in the battoides complex.

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]3(18): 282, no. 15.

Original Combination: L[ycaena]. Battoides

Type Locality: “California” implied from the title of the paper, “at an elevation of eleven thousand feet, on the head-waters of the San Joaquin River” from the description; neotype from “nr. Mono Pass, 12,000 ft. NW Inyo County, California.”

Types: Type(s) destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; neotype in CAS, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): 102, figs. 52 ♀ D, 53 ♀ V.


Euphilotes battoides allyni (Shields, 1975)

Bull. Allyn Mus. (28): 10-11, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♂ V (holotype); 3 ♀ D, 4 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Shijimiaeoides battoides allyni

Type Locality: “California: Los Angeles Co., El Segundo”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.

It is quite possible that this is a subspecies of E. bernardino.



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