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Satyrium polingi organensis Ferris, 1980
(Poling’s Hairstreak)

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

Genus Satyrium Scudder, 1876

Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 106, no. 8. Type-species: Lycaena fuliginosa W. H. Edwards, 1861, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 13(6): 160, 164, no. 10, by original designation. The generic synonymy below generally follows Clench (1979), J. Lepid. Soc. 32(4): 277-281, with the caveat that there is disagreement over the rank of several taxa. The group is in need of revision


Satyrium polingi (W. Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)

Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 25(3): 94, no. 354.1.

Original Combination: Strymon polingi

Type Locality: “Sunny Glen Ranch, near Alpine, Brewster Co., Texas”

Types: Holotype in USNM.


Satyrium polingi organensis Ferris, 1980

J. Lepid. Soc. 34(2): 221-223, figs. 9 ♂ D, 10 ♂ V (holotype); 11 ♀ D, 12 ♀ V, 14 ♂ VHW (holotype).

Original Combination: Fixsenia polingi organensis

Type Locality: “Organ Mts., Doña Ana Co., New Mexico...Finley Canyon, W Slope Organ 6500 ft. (1980m)”

Types: Holotype in MGCL.



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