Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis Perkins & Emmel, 1977

Palos Verdes blue


Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1983

Rediscovered in 1994



Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, California, United States


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Perkins, Edwin M., Jr. and Emmel, John F. (1977). A new subspecies of Glaucopsyche lygdamus from California (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 79(3): 468-471.


Other references:

Pelham, J. P. (2008). A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. Volume 40. 658 pp.


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