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Lycaena cupreus henryae (Cadbury, 1937)
(Lustrous Copper)

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

Genus Lycaena [Fabricius], 1807

In: Illiger Mag. f. Insektenk. 6: 285, no. 32. Type-species: Papilio phlaeas Linnaeus, 1761, Fauna Svecica (ed. 2): 285, no. 1078, by designation of J. Curtis (1824), Brit. Entomol. 1(3): pl. 12, [1]. American species in this genus were reviewed by Pratt and D. Wright (2003), Pan-Pac. Entomol. 78(4): 219-229.

Lycaena cupreus (W. H. Edwards, 1870)

Lycaena cupreus cupreus (W. H. Edwards, 1870)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(1): 10, 20-21, no. 15; figured by W. H. Edwards (1875), Butterflies N. Am. 2(2): pl. Chrysophanus 1, figs. 4 ♂ D, 5 ♂ V, 6 ♀ D, 7 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Chrysophanus Cupreus

Type Locality: “Oregon”; suggested to be “mountains in the south central part of Oregon” by F. Brown (1969), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 95(1): 175; defined as “Crane Creek, 3 miles south of Lakeview, Lake County Oregon” by J. Emmel and Pratt (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butterflies (52): 663.

Types: Lectotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown (1969), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 95(1): 176, fig. 6 ♂ D&V; paralectotype figured by W. Holland (1931), Butterfly Book (rev. ed.): pl. 64, fig. 40 ♀ D.

Species-genus gender conformation is cuprea.

                   =    artemisia Scott, 1981

Papilio (n.s.) 1: 6-7.

Original Combination: Lycaena cupreus artemisia

Type Locality: “The Potholes, Teton Co., Wyo.” [Wyoming]

Types: Holotype in LACM.

This synonymy was implied by J. Emmel and Pratt (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butterflies (52): 663, and discussed by A. Warren (2005), Butterflies Ore.: 98.

Lycaena cupreus henryae (Cadbury, 1937)

Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 89: 409-410, pl. 16, fig. 9 ♀ D.

Original Combination: Chrysophanus snowi henryae new race

Type Locality: “Caribou Pass, alt. 5200 ft.” [British Columbia]

Types: Syntype (#7779) in CMNH.

Layberry et al. (1998), Butterflies Can.: 121, considered this name synonymous with snowi, but C. Guppy and J. Shepard (2001), Butterflies B. C.: 190, recognized it as a subspecies-level taxon.

                         =    ‡”mcdunnoughi” Gunder, 1927

Can. Entomol. 59(12): 284, no. 12, pl. A, fig. 12 ♀ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Lycaena (Heodes) snowi tr. f. mcdunnoughi

Type Locality: “Laggan, Alta., Can.” [Alberta]

Types: “Holotype” in CNC.

This was spelled “macdunnoughi” by dos Passos (1964), Mem. Lepid. Soc. (1): 61; an unjustified emendation.



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