Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Glaucopsyche Scudder, 1872 . Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. 4 : 33.

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Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Polyommatus lygdamus Doubleday, 1841. Entomologist 1: 209.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
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Glaucopsyche Scudder, 1872 was downgraded to denote a subgenus of Maculinea van Eecke, 1915 by Balint 1989, Atalanta 19 (1-4) : 93.

GLAUCOPSYCHE was included within the subfamily LYCAENIDAE: LYCAENINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999) and the POLYOMMATINAE by Lamas (2008).

Oppler & Warren, 2003. Butterflies of North America 2. Scientific Names List of Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico. Contributions of the C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity Colorado State University include Glaucopsyche in the tribe Polyommatini.

Learn more about Lycaenidae in Wikipedia.

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