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Satyrium tetra (W. H. Edwards, 1870) (Northern segregate)
(Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak)

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Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

SE Oregon, NE CA, N W NV


(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 tetra (W. H. Edwards, 1870)

Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 3(1): 10, 19, no. 12.

Original Combination: Thecla Tetra

Type Locality: Not stated; neotype from “Arroyo Bayo, Santa Clara County, California.”

Types: Neotype in CMNH, designated by F. Brown and Clench (1970), Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 96(1): 36, fig. 6 ♂ D&V.

            =    adenostomatis (Hy. Edwards, 1877)

Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. [1]7(10): 144-145.

Original Combination: Thecla Adenostomatis

Type Locality: “Tehachepi [sic!] Pass, Southern California” [Tehachapi Pass, Kern County]

Types: Holotype in AMNH.

‡”adenostoma” Scudder, 1876

Bull. Buff. Soc. Nat. Sci. 3: 111, no. 226.

Original Combination: [Thecla] adenostoma

This is an unpublished manuscript name credited to Hy. Edwards without description or indication; a nomen nudum.



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