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Lycaena phlaeas shields Kemal & Koçak, 2007

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Lycaena phlaeas shields Kemal & Koçak, 2007: 7. replacement name.
Type locality: USA: California: Mono County; north slope of Mt. Dana...11,200-11,800´
Type: Holotype in LACM

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Lycaena phlaeas shields has been proposed as replacement name for Lycaena phlaeas alpestris Emmel & Pratt, 1998 (preoccupied by Lycaena alpestris Freyer, 1851: 162, pl. 583, figs 3, 4).


Subspecies shields is known from California only, where it inhabits high mountain ranges from at least 2900 - 3900 m a.s.l. (Kurz & Kurz 2016).


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

Worth knowing:


Kemal, M. & A. Ö. Koçak 2007. Annotated List of the Lycaena Fabr. (Lycaenidae, Lepidoptera). Centre for Entomologcal Studies Ankara. Miscellaneous Papers 135/b>: 1-8.
Kurz, M. A. & M. E. Kurz 2000–2016. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online 04 October 2016].

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2016.09.29
Kurz Michael: 2016.10.04
not reviewed