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Species Euphilotes mojave - Mojave Dotted Blue - Hodges#4367.1

Blue - Euphilotes mojave Euphilotes noptes mojave - Euphilotes mojave Euphilotes? - Euphilotes mojave
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Polyommatinae (Blues)
Genus Euphilotes
Species mojave (Mojave Dotted Blue - Hodges#4367.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Philotes enoptes mojave F. Watson & W. Comstock, 1920. Type locality: “Mojave Desert, California”; suggested to be “probably around Randsburg, Kern Co., California” by Pratt and J. Emmel (1998), Syst. W. N. Am. Butts. (16): 213
Philotes mojave (F. Watson & W. Comstock)
Explanation of Names
Traditionally considered as a geographic subspecies of the Dotted Blue - Euphilotes enoptes. Recently treated by some authors at species ranking.
Distinguishable from Plebejus acmon / lubpinus by the lack of metalic scaling in the marginal black spots on the ventral hind wing, and by the fringes interrupbed by dark color at the ends of many of the veins. Distinguished from Euphilotes enoptes by location.
Mojave Desert region in se. California, s. Nevada, sw. Utah, and nw. Arizona.