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Plebejus optilete yukona (W. Holland, 1900)
(Cranberry Blue)

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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 optilete (Knoch, 1781)

Beitr. Insektengesch. 1: 76, no. 3, pl. 5, figs. 5 ♀ D, 6 ♀ V.

Original Combination: Papilio Plebejus Ruralis Optilete

Type Locality: “hiesiger Gegend....Braunschweig” [Brunswick, Germany]

Types: Type(s) probably lost.

            a.   Plebejus optilete yukona (W. Holland, 1900)

Entomol. News 11(4): 416-417; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 67, figs. 7 ♂ D, 8 ♀ D, 9 ♂ V.

Original Combination: Lycaena yukona

Type Locality: “mtns. between Mission and Forty-Mile Creeks, Alaska”

Types: Syntypes in CMNH.

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