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Glaucopsyche lygdamus  (E. Doubleday, 1841)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 188519

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Silvery Blue [English]
    bleu argenté [French]
    silvery blue [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderLepidoptera  – butterflies, moths, papillons, papillons de nuit, Borboleta, Mariposa  
                                  SuperfamilyPapilionoidea Latreille, 1802 – butterflies, papillons  
                                     FamilyLycaenidae [Leach], 1815 – blues, coppers, gossamer-winged butterflies, hairstreaks, harvesters, Gossamer-wing Butterflies  
                                        SubfamilyPolyommatinae Swainson, 1827 – Blues  
                                           TribePolyommatini Swainson, 1827  
                                              GenusGlaucopsyche Scudder, 1872  
                                                 SpeciesGlaucopsyche lygdamus (E. Doubleday, 1841) – Silvery Blue, bleu argenté, silvery blue  
    Direct Children:  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus afra (W. H. Edwards, 1884)  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus arizonensis McDunnough, 1936  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus australis F. Grinnell, 1917  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus columbia (Skinner, 1917)  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus couperi Grote, 1873 – silvery blue 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus deserticola Austin and J. Emmel in T. Emmel, 1998  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus incognitus Tilden, 1974  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus jacki D. Stallings and Turner, 1947  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus lygdamus (E. Doubleday, 1841)  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus mildredae F. Chermock, 1945  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus minipunctum Austin in T. Emmel, 1998  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus orcus (W. H. Edwards, 1869)  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus oro (Scudder, 1876)  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis E. Perkins and J. Emmel, 1977 – Palos Verdes blue Butterfly 
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus pseudoxerces J. Emmel and T. Emmel in T. Emmel, 1998  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus sabulosa J. Emmel, T. Emmel and Mattoon in T. Emmel, 1998  
                                                    Subspecies Glaucopsyche lygdamus xerces (Boisduval, 1852)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of North American Butterflies, 2nd Edition, website (version 2)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Produced by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Names Committee, and available online (with corrections) at (web page may not be identical to the printed edition)   
  Reference for: Glaucopsyche lygdamus, Silvery Blue [English]   
  Source: Common names of Insects in Canada, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes: Entomological Society of Canada / société d'entomologie du Canada   
  Reference for: silvery blue[English], bleu argenté [French]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Glaucopsyche lygdamus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pelham, Jonathan P.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, vol. 40   
  Page(s): xiv + 658   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-4324   
  Notes: As noted in the Introduction, Pelham intentionally diverges from the Code's provisions on gender agreement (Articles 31 & 34), following original orthography instead   
  Reference for: Glaucopsyche lygdamus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Native  
    Continental US, Native  






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