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Phaeostrymon a. alcestis (W. H. Edwards, 1871)
(Soapberry Hairstreak)

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

Genus Phaeostrymon Clench, 1961

In: P. Ehrlich and A. Ehrlich, How Know Butts.: 179, 190. Type-species: Thecla alcestis W. H. Edwards, 1871, Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 266, 271-272, no. 9, by original designation.


Phaeostrymon alcestis (W. H. Edwards, 1871)


Phaeostrymon alcestis alcestis (W. H. Edwards, 1871)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(3/4): 266, 271-272, no. 9.

Original Combination: Thecla Alcestis

Type Locality: “Dallas, Texas” [Dallas County]

Types: Holotype in CMNH, figured by W. Holland (1898), Butt. Book: pl. 29, fig. 14 ♀ D, and F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): fig. 2 ♀ D&V.



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