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Plebejus saepiolus insulanus Blackmore, 1920
(Greenish 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 saepiolus (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr (2)10(2): 296, no. 32; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 237, figs. 1941 ♂ D&V, 942 ♀ D&V.

Original Combination: Lycaena saepiolus

Type Locality: “les montagnes”; California implied from the title of the paper; lectotype from “Bear Valley, near Olema, Marin County, California.”

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts: 14, figs. 60 ♂ D, 61 ♂ V.

 

Plebejus saepiolus insulanus Blackmore, 1920

Proc. Entomol. Soc. B. C. 14: 8, pl. 1, fig. 7 ♂ V (lectotype).

Original Combination: [Plebeius saepiolus race] insulanus

Type Locality: “Vancouver Island”; defined as “Victoria, B. C.” by Blackmore (1923), Can. Entomol. 55(4): 99. [British Columbia]

Types: Lectotype in CNC, designated by Blackmore (1923), ibid. (as “holotype”); figured by Kondla and C. Guppy (2002), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 3(6): figs. 3 ♂ D, 4 ♂ V: paralectotypes figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 65, figs. 30 ♂ D, 31 ♂ V.

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