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Icaricia saepiolus ssp. insulanus (Blackmore)

Vancouver Island Blue (Icaricia saepiolus ssp. insulanus)

The Vancouver Island Blue was described in 1920; it was restricted to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

This taxon hasn’t been seen since 1979 and is feared to be extinct.

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syn. Aricia saepiolus ssp. insulanus Blackmore

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Photo: Don Griffiths; Spencer Entomological Collection, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC
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edited: 02.02.2024