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Euphilotes Mattoni, [1978]
Euphilotes (Polyommatini) ; [Opler]
Euphilotes (Polyommatinae) ; [NL4A, 139]
Misidentified/misapplied:
Philotes; auth., not Scudder, 1876
Caleta; auth., not Fruhstorfer, 1922
Shijimiaeoides; auth., not. Beuret, 1958

Euphilotes battoides (Behr, 1867)
California. See [About maps] Square-spotted Blue Buckwheat Blue
battoides (Behr, 1867); Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 3 (4) : 282
Euphilotes battoides, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Rusticus battoides ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 44
Philotes battoides ; [BOW: pl. 20, f. 13]
Euphilotes battoides ; [NACL, #4366]; [BNA: 401, pl. 37, f. 399]; [Opler]

Larva on Eriogonum [NAB]

California

Larva on Eriogonum lobbii var. lobbii, E. incanum, E. polypodum [BNA]

E. b. glaucon (Edwards, 1871)
British Columbia - NE.California, S.Idaho glaucon (Edwards, 1871); Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 3 (3/4) : 210
Rusticus glaucon ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 44
Philotes glaucon ; [BOW: pl. 20, f. 14 (text only)]
Euphilotes battoides glaucon ; [NACL, #4366b]

Larva on Eriogonum umbellatum, E. ovalifolium var. nivale, Eriogonum hreacleiodes, E. sphaerocephalum var. halimioides, E. flavum var. piperi [BNA]

E. b. comstocki (Shields, 1975)
Euphilotes battoides comstocki ; [NACL, #4366e]

Larva on Eriogonum umbellatum [BNA]

E. b. centralis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
S.Colorado - N.New Mexico Euphilotes battoides centralis, Butterflies of Southeastern Arizon [Bruce Walsh]
Euphilotes battoides centralis ; [NACL, #4366f]
E. b. allyni (Shields, 1975)
California Euphilotes battoides allyni ; [NACL, #4366i]

Larva on Eriogonum parvifolium var. parvifolium, E. cinereum, E. fasciculatum var. fasciculatum [BNA]


Euphilotes bernardino (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916)
-. See [About maps] Philotes bernardino Barnes & McDunnough, 1916; , TL: California
bernardino (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916)
Euphilotes bernardino bernardino, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Euphilotes bernardino bernardino, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Euphilotes bernardino, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Euphilotes battoides bernardino ; [NACL, #4366h]
Euphilotes bernardino ; [Opler]; [NL4A, #1091]

Larva on Eriogonum fasciculatum, E. heermannii [BNA]

California Philotes battoides var. bernardino ab. ♀ baldyensis Gunder, 1925; Ent. News 36 : 3, pl. 1, f. M, TL: California
= ; [NL4A, #1091a]
Euphilotes bernardino bernardino ; [NL4A, #1091a]
E. b. marini (Mattoni, 1954)
Arizona bernardino marini (Mattoni, 1954) (Philotes); , TL: Arizona
Euphilotes bernardino marini ; [NL4A, #1091c]
E. b. martini (Mattoni, 1955)
California - S.Arizona Euphilotes bernardino martini, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Euphilotes bernardino martini, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Euphilotes battoides martini, Butterflies of Southeastern Arizon [Bruce Walsh]
Euphilotes battoides martini ; [NACL, #4366j]

Larva on Eriogonum fasciculatum ssp. polifolium [BNA]

E. b. garthi Mattoni, 1989
Baja California Euphilotes bernardino garthi Mattoni, 1989; J. Res. Lepid. 27 (3-4): 180, TL: Mexico, Baja California
Euphilotes bernardino garthi ; [NL4A, #1091b]
E. b. inyomontanus Prat & Emmel, 1998
California bernardino inyomontanus Prat & Emmel, 1998; Sierra Nevada, Kelso valley, California

Euphilotes intermedia (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
California. See [About maps] battoides malcolmi (Gunder, 1927)
Euphilotes intermedia, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Euphilotes battoides intermedia ; [NACL, #4366d]
Euphilotes intermedia ; [Opler]

Larva on Eriogonum incanum, E. marifolium [BNA]

E. i. oregonensis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
S.Oregon intermedia oregonensis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917) (Philotes); Contr. nat. Hist. Lep. N. Am. 3 (4) : 214
= Euphilotes intermedia ; [Opler]
Uphilotes battoides oregonensis ; [NACL, #4366a]

Larva on Eriogonum marifolium [BNA]


Euphilotes ellisi (Shields, 1975)
Euphilotes ellisi, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Euphilotes battoides ellisii ; [NACL, #4366g]
Euphilotes ellisi ; [Opler]

Euphilotes baueri (Shields, 1975)
California. See [About maps] Euphilotes baueri, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Euphilotes battoides baueri ; [NACL, #4366c]
Euphilotes baueri ; [Opler]

Larva on Eriogonum ovalifolium, Eriogonum shockleyi ssp. longilobum [BNA]

E. b. vernalis Pratt & Emmel, 1998
California baueri vernalis Pratt & Emmel, 1998; San Bernardion Mts.

Euphilotes enoptes (Boisduval, 1852)
W.USA (Pacific states). See [About maps] Dotted Blue
Lycaena enoptes Boisduval, 1852; Ann. Soc. ent. Fr. (2) 10 : 298
Euphilotes enoptes, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Rusticus enoptes ; Dyar, 1903, Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 44
Philotes enoptes ; [BOW: pl. 20, f. 14]
Euphilotes enoptes ; [NACL, #4367]; [BNA: 403, pl. 37, f. 400]; [Opler]; [NL4A, #1092]

Larva on Eriogonum [NAB]

SW.Oregon - California

Larva on Eriogonum nudum, Eriogonum wrightii var. subcaposum, E. roseum, E. saxatile, E. davidsoni [BNA]

E. e. dammersi (Comstock & Henne, 1933)
S.Nevada, California, Arizona enoptes dammersi (Comstock & Henne, 1933) (Philotes); , TL: California
Euphilotes enoptes dammersi, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Euphilotes enoptes dammersi, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Euphilotes enoptes dammersi ; [NACL, #4367a]; [NL4A, #1092b]

Larva on Eriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum, E. elongatum var. elongatum, E. wrightii [BNA]

E. e. smithi (Mattoni, 1955)
California Euphilotes enoptes smithi ; [NACL, #4367d]

Larva on Eriogonum latifolium, E. parvifolium [BNA]

E. e. columbiae (Mattoni, 1955)
Washington, N.Oregon Euphilotes enoptes columbiae ; [NACL, #4367g]

Larva on Eriogonum compsitum [BNA]

E. e. tildeni (Langston, 1964)
California enoptes tildeni (Langston, 1964); , TL: Del Puerto Canyon, 22 mi. W Patterson, Stanislaus Co., California
Euphilotes enoptes tildeni ; [NACL, #4367b]

Larva on Eriogonum nudum, Eriogonum parvifolium var. paynei, E. covilleanum [BNA]

E. e. bayensis (Langston, 1964)
California Euphilotes enoptes bayensis ; [NACL, #4367h]

Larva on Eriogonum nudum [BNA]

E. e. langstoni (Shields, 1975)
Euphilotes enoptes langstoni ; [NACL, #4367c]; [NACL, #4367c]
E. e. cryptorufes Pratt & Emmel, 1998
California enoptes cryptorufes Pratt & Emmel, 1998; , TL: California
Euphilotes enoptes cryptorufes ; [NL4A, #1092a]

Euphilotes ancilla (Barnes & McDunnough, 1918)
SE.Oregon. See [About maps] Euphilotes ancilla, E.H. Strickland Ent. Mus, U of [ALBERTA]
Euphilotes ancilla, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Euphilotes enoptes ancilla ; [NACL, #4367f]
Euphilotes ancilla ; [Opler]

Larva on Eriogonum umbellatum, Eriogonum flavum var. crassifolium, E. ovalifolium, E. heracleoides, E. lobii var. robustius, E. strictum var. proliferum [BNA]


Euphilotes mojave (Watson & Comstock, 1920)
California (Mojave). See [About maps] Euphilotes mojave mojave, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Euphilotes mojave, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Euphilotes enoptes mojave ; [NACL, #4367e]
mohave ; auth, (missp.)
Euphilotes mojave ; [Opler]

Larva on Eriogonum nudum, Eriogonum pusillum, E. kennedyi [BNA]


Euphilotes pallescens (Tilden & Downey, 1955)
NW.Utah, Nevada, California. See [About maps] Pale Blue Pallid Blue
Philotes pallescens Tilden & Downey, 1955; Bull. Southern Calif. Acad. Sci. 54 (1): (25-29), TL: Little Granite Mts., Dugway Proving Grounds, Tooele Co., Utah
Euphilotes pallescens, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Euphilotes rita pallescens ; [BNA, 405]
Euphilotes pallescens ; [NACL, #4368]; [Opler]

Larva on Eriogonum kearneyi, E. microthecum, E. plumatella [NAB]

E. p. elvirae (Mattoni, 1966)
Euphilotes pallescens elvirae ; [NACL, #4368a]
Euphilotes rita elvirae ; [BNA, 405]

Euphilotes rita (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916)
Nevada, California, Rockies - New Mexico, W.Texas. See [About maps] Rita Blue Desert Buckwheat Blue
Lycaena rita Barnes & McDunnough, 1916; Can. Ent. 48 (7) : 223, TL: Arizona
Euphilotes rita rita, Listing of Mexican Butterflies [ILMB]
Euphilotes rita rita, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Euphilotes rita ; [NACL, #4369]; [BNA: 405, pl. 37, f. 401]; [Opler]; [NL4A, #1093]

Larva on Eriogonum effusum, E. flavum, E. leptocladon, E. racemosum, E. wrightii [NAB]

Arizona, ... Euphilotes rita rita ; [NL4A, #1093a]
E. r. coloradensis (Mattoni, 1966)
Euphilotes rita coloradensis ; [NACL, #4369c]
E. r. mattoni (Shields, 1975)
Euphilotes rita mattoni ; [NACL, #4369a]
E. r. emmeli (Shields, 1975)
Euphilotes rita emmeli ; [NACL, #4369b]

Euphilotes spaldingi (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico. See [About maps] Hilotes spaldingi Barnes & McDunnough, 1917; Contr. nat. Hist. Lep. N. Am. 3 (4) : 216, TL: Utah
Euphilotes spaldingi spaldingi, Butterflies of America [BOA]
Euphilotes spaldingi, Butterflies and Moths of North America [BAMONA]
Euphilotes rita spaldingi ; [NACL, #4369d]
Euphilotes spaldingi ; [BNA, 405]; [Opler]


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References:
[ALBERTA]
University of Alberta, E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum; Browse Entomology Collection
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[BAMONA]
Opler, Pavulaan, Stanford & Pogue; Butterflies and Moths of North America; Mountain Prairie Information Node
[BNA]
Scott, 1986; The Butterflies of North America
[BOA]
Interactive Listing of American Butterflies; Listado Interactivo de la Mariposas Americanas; Butterflies of America
[BOW]
Lewis, 1974; Butterflies of the World; ISBN 0 245 52097 X
[Bruce Walsh]
Bruce Walsh; e-mail: Bruce Walsh; The Moths of Southeastern Arizona; Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona
[ILMB]
Interactive Listing of Mexican Butterflies
[JRL]
The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera; JRL Archive
[NAB]
Pyle, 1981; Field Guide to North American Butterflies, National Audubon Society; ISBN 0-394-51914-0
[NACL]
Hodges, 1983; Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico
[NL4A]
Gerardo Lamas, 2004; Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera; Checklist: Part 4A; Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea
[Opler]
Opler & Warren, 2003 (April); Butterflies of North America. 2. Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico.


Some related literature:
Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
Some new races and species of North American Lepidoptera Can. Ent. 48 (7) : 221-226
Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Further notes on Philotes battoides and its allies Contr. nat. Hist. Lep. N. Am. 3 (4) : 213-216, pl. 16-17
Behr, 1867
Enumeration of the Californian species of Lycaena Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 3 (4) : 279-283
Boisduval, 1852
Lépidoptères de la Californie Ann. Soc. ent. Fr. (2) 10 : 275-324
Dyar, 1903
A List of North American Lepidoptera and Key to the Literature of this Order of Insects Bull. U.S. nat. Mus. 52 : 1-723
Edwards, 1871
Descriptions of new species of diurnal Lepidoptera found within the United States Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 3 (3/4) : 205-216
Gunder, 1925
Several New Varieties of and Aberrant Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera) from California Ent. News 36 : 1-9, pl. 1
Mattoni, 1989
THe Euphilotes battoides complex: recognition of a species and description of a new subspecies J. Res. Lepid. 27 (3-4): 173-185
Tilden & Downey, 1955
A New Species of Philotes from Utah Bull. Southern Calif. Acad. Sci. 54 (1): 25-29


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