Plebejus saepiolus aureolus Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 1998

San Gabriel Mountains blue butterfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1985 (Suckling et al. 2004)



San Gabriel Mountains, California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Emmel, John R., Emmel, Thomas Chadbourne and Mattoon, Sterling O. (1998). 14. New Polyommatinae subspecies of lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) from California. Pp. 171-200, 76 figs., in: T. C. Emmel (Ed.), Systematics of western North American butterflies. Gainesville; Mariposa Press.


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.

Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.


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