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Plebejus lupini monticola (Clemence, 1909)
(Monticola Blue)

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Baja California Norte

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 lupini (Boisduval, 1869)

The arrangement of taxa under this species should be considered tentative; some of these may represent species-level taxa.

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Belg. 12: 46-47, no. 23; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 238, figs. 1961 ♂ D&V, 1962 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Lycaena lupini

Type Locality: “le sud de la Californie”; defined as “Gold Lake, Sierra County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 27.


Plebejus lupini monticola (Clemence, 1909)

Can. Entomol. 41(1): 38-39.

Original Combination: Rusticus [acmon] monticola n. subsp.

Type Locality: “vicinity of Pasadena, Calif.” implied from the title of paper; syntypes from “Upper Arroyo Seco, L. A. County., Cal.” [Los Angeles County, California]

Types: Syntypes in LACM; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 55, figs. 10 ♂ D, 11 ♀ D, 12 ♀ V, and Howe (1975), Butts. N. Am.: pl. 58, fig. 5 ♂ D&V, 6 ♀ D.

=    ‡”pallida Gunder, 1925

Entomol. News 36(1): 3, no. 3, pl. 1, fig. N ♀ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Plebeius monticola ab. ♀ pallida

Type Locality: “Cajon Pass, San Bernardino Mountains, San Bernardino County, California”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH; figured by J. A. Comstock (1927), Butts. Calif.: pl. 55, fig. 13 ♀ D.

                   =    ‡”malcolmi” Gunder, 1927

Entomol. News 36(7): 195, no. 2, pl. 5, fig. 2 ♀ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Plebeius monticola ab. ♀ malcolmi

Type Locality: “Ridge Route, Los Angeles County, California”

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

                   =    ‡”montanus” Gunder, 1929

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 24(5): 326, pl. 31, fig. 3a ♂ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Plebeius monticola tr. f. montanus

Type Locality: “Cajon Pass, San Bernardino Co., Calif.” [California]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

                   =    ‡”angelus” Gunder, 1929

Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 24(5): 326, pl. 31, fig. 4a ♀ V (“holotype”).

Original Combination: Plebeius monticola tr. f. angelus

Type Locality: “Los Angeles, Calif.” [Los Angeles County, California]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH or LACM.

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