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Lycaena rubidus perkinsorum K. Johnson & Balogh, 1977
(Ruddy 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 rubidus (Behr, 1866)

Proc. Entomol. Soc. Philad. 6(2): 208.

Original Combination: Chrysophanus rubidus

Type Locality: “interior of Oregon”; neotype from “Oreg.”; defined as “Horse Prairie, 5 miles east of Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): 102.

Types: Type(s) destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; neotype in CMNH, designated by K. Johnson and Balogh (1977), Bull. Allyn Mus. (43): 20, figs. 16 ♂ D&V; figured by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (6): figs. 49 ♂ D, 50 ♂ V.


Lycaena rubidus perkinsorum K. Johnson & Balogh, 1977

Bull. Allyn Mus. (43): 25-28, fig. 21 ♂ D&V (holotype) ♀ D&V, fig. 22A-F ♂ genitalia.

Original Combination: Lycaena (Tharsalea) rubidus perkinsorum

Type Locality: “1 mi. E. the [sic!] Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon, 150'” [The Dalles]

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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