Type Locality of Polyommatus lucia (W. Kirby, 1837) (Lycaenidae: Polyomatinae) with an Inspection of the Species' Phenotypic Expression
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Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (November 1, 2021) 9(8): 1-12
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The type locality of Polyommatus lucia was not clearly defined by W. Kirby (1837) and been improperly interpreted as Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, Canada by several authors. The present paper examines the circumstances surrounding the collection of the specimen described and illustrated by William Kirby, and determines the type locality is Fort Carlton Provincial Park, Saskatchewan. The habitat, flora, and phenotypic expression of Celestrina lucia (W. Kirby) near the type locality are presented.
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