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Lycaena phlaeas hypophlaeas (Boisduval, 1852)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Polyommatus Hypophlaeas Boisduval, 1852: 291, no. 23.
Type locality: Nord de la Californie
Type: Lectotype : vicinity of Boston Massachusetts, in coll. USNM

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Lycaena Americana Harris, 1862: 273-274. Type locality: Massachusetts. Junior subjective synonym.


Picture from: Seitz 1924
Detailed view


Subspecies hypophlaeas is widespread in North America, although absent from the Gulf States (Seitz 1924).

Worth knowing:


Boisduval, J.A. 1852. Lepidoptères de la Californie. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (2) 10 (2): 275-324.
Seitz, A. 1924. The Macrolepidoptera of the World, vol. V. The American Rhopalocera. Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart, 1139 pp, 203 pl.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2016.09.21
not reviewed