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Philotes sonorensis extinctis Mattoni, 1991 †
(Sonoran Blue)

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Synonymy

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

Genus Philotes Scudder, 1876

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 116, no. 18. Type-species: Lycaena regia Boisduval, 1869, Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 46, no. 20 (= Lycaena sonorensis C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865, Reise Novara (2): 281, pl. 35, figs. 3, 4; synonym), by original designation.

 

Philotes sonorensis (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865)

Reise Novara (2): 281, no. 356, pl. 35, figs. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Lycaena Sonorensis

Type Locality: “Sonora”; defined as “San Diego, Calif.” by Shields (1973), Bull. Allyn Mus. (15): 2; suggested to be “near the Verdugo Hills” by Mattoni (1991), J. Res. Lepid. 28(4): 302; defined as “La Tuna Canyon, 1200 ft. Elev., Verdugo Mts., Los Angeles County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (5): 90.

Types: Lectotype in BMNH, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (5): 90, figs. 22 ♂ D, 23 ♂ V.

=    regia (Boisduval, 1869)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 46, no. 22; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 238, figs. 1959 ♂ D&V, 1960 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Lycaena regia

Type Locality: “environs de Los Angelos”; defined as “La Tuna Canyon, 1360' elevation, Verdugo Mountains, Los Angeles County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 26.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 26, figs. 189 ♂ D, 190 ♂ V.

=    ‡”sonoralba” F. Watson & W. Comstock, 1920

Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 42(10): 456.

Original Combination: Philotes sonorensis ab. sonoralba

Type Locality: “San Diego, California” [San Diego County]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

=    ‡”comstocki Gunder, 1925

Entomol. News 36(1): 6-7, no. 11, pl. 1, figs. 1 ♂ D, 2 ♀ D, 3 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Philotes sonorensis form comstocki

Type Locality: “San Gabriel River, Duarte, Los Angeles County, California”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 56, fig. 10 ♂ D (holotype), 15 ♂ V.

 

Philotes sonorensis extinctis Mattoni, 1991    

J. Res. Lepid. 28(4): 300, 302, figs. 2 rows 1, 2 ♂♂ D, 3 ♂♂ V, 4 ♀♀ D, 3 rows 1 ♀♀ D, 3 ♀♀ V.

Original Combination: Philotes sonorensis extinctis

Type Locality: “upper San Gabriel wash” [Los Angeles County, California]

Types: Holotype in USNM.

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