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Lycaena phlaeas arctodon Ferris, 1974

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Lycaena phlaeas arctodon Ferris, 1974: 4-5, figs. 17, 18.
Type locality: USA: Montana: “E side Beartooth Pass, Custer NF, Carbon Co., Mont., 10,300´”
Type: Holotype in MGCL

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Subspecies arctodon is known from the Rocky Mountains of southern Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. It lives in a height from at least 2750 - 3350 m a.s.l. (Kurz & Kurz 2016).


The adults fly in probably only one generation per year in July and August (Kurz & Kurz 2016).

Worth knowing:


Ferris, C. D. 1974. Distribution of arctic-alpine Lycaena phlaeas L. (Lycaenidae) in North America with designation of a new subspecies. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum (18): 1-13, 21 figs.
Kurz, M. A. & M. E. Kurz 2000–2016. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online 03 October 2016].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2016.09.29
Kurz Michael: 2016.10.04
not reviewed