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Lycaena dione (Scudder, 1868)
(Gray 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 dione (Scudder, 1868)

Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 11: 401.

Original Combination: Chrysophanus Dione

Type Locality: “Iowa”; defined as “Denison and New Jefferson, Iowa” by Scudder [1870], Trans. Chicago Acad. Sci. 1(2): 330. [Denison, Crawford County; Jefferson, Greene County]

Types: Syntypes probably in MCZ.

Layberry et al. (1998), Butts. Can.: 121-122, and Opler (1999), Field Guide W. Butts.: 189-190, treated dione as a species-level taxon.

                   =    ‡”gibboni” Gunder, 1927

Can. Entomol. 59(12): 284, no. 13, pl. A, fig. 13 ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Lycaena (Dione) dione tr. f. gibboni

Type Locality: “Miniota, Man., Can.” [Manitoba]

Types: “Holotype” in CNC.



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