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Plebejus cotundra Scott, 2006
(Cotundra Blue)

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Larval Foodplants and Habitats
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Larval foodplant: Eriogonum arcuatum var. xanthum

Synonymy

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

Genus Plebejus Kluk, 1780

Zwierz. Hist. Nat. Pocz. Gospod. 4: 89-92, no. 148. Type-species: Papilio argus Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 1: 483, no. 152, by designation of Hemming (1933), Entomol. 66(845): 224. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 278 placed Plebejus on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 705. This name has been spelled various ways; the spelling given in the Official List is the proper spelling by rule (Code Article 79.4.1). Bálint et al. (2001), Folia Entomol. Hung. 62: 177-184, discussed this issue.

 

Plebejus cotundra Scott & M. Fisher, 2006

Papilio (n.s.) 12: 50-51, pl. 4, 2nd row left center ♂ D&V (holotype).

Original Combination: Plebejus lupini (P. spangelatus?) cotundra

Type Locality: “Hall Valley, 12,000', Park Co. Colo.” [Colorado]

Types: Holotype in CSUC.

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