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Satyrium saepium provo (F. Watson & W. Comstock, 1920)
(Hedgerow 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 saepium (Boisduval, 1852)

Annls. Soc. Entomol. Fr. (2)10(2): 288, no. 18; figured by Oberthür (1913), Étud. Lépid. Comp. 9(1): pl. 235, fig. 1922 ♂ D&V.

Original Combination: Thecla saepium

Type Locality: “Californie” implied from the title of the paper; defined as “Tuolumne County, California” by F. Brown (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 33; redefined as “vicinity of Queen Lily Campground, near Belden, North Fork Feather River Canyon, elev. 2400', Plumas County, California” by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 9.

Types: Lectotype in USNM, designated by J. Emmel et al. (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (2): 10, figs. 18 ♂ D, 19 ♂ V.

=    okanagana (McDunnough, 1944)

Can. Entomol. 76(9): 190-191.

Original Combination: Strymon saepium okanagana var. nov.

Type Locality: “Peachland, B. C.” [British Columbia]

Types: Holotype (#5502) in CNC.

A. Warren (2005), Butts. Ore.: 154, determined this synonymy.

=    illepida K. Johnson, 1992

Reps. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Wisc. (Stevens Point) (22)(vol. II): 195, fig. 191O ♀ D&V [actually a ♂]; the ♀ ductus bursae in fig. 227 (supposedly of the holotype) was excluded from the holotype by Robbins and Lamas (2002), Revta. bras. Zool. 19(supl. 1): 204.

Original Combination: Ignata illepida

Type Locality: “Sierra Paramo [sic], Bolivia” in error; presumably somewhere in the western United States.

Types: Holotype in BMNH.

Robbins and Lamas (2002), Revta. bras. Zool. 19(supl. 1): 204, figs. 17 ♂ D, 18 ♂ V (holotype), determined the status of this taxon. It is not possible to accurately place this taxon in the synonymy of S. saepium at this time.


Satyrium saepium provo (F. Watson & W. Comstock, 1920)

Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 42(10): 452.

Original Combination: Strymon saepium provo

Type Locality: “Provo, Utah” [Utah County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH; a paratype figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 65, fig. 16 ♂ D.



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