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77a0112 – 3966   Burnsius communis (Grote, 1872)
Distribution Data for Burnsius communis
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Synonymy: Hesperia communis Grote, 1872
Hesperia albovittata Grote, 1873
Pyrgus insolatrix Plötz, 1884
Urbanus skinneri Gunder, 1927
Hesperia tessellata Scudder, 1872
Pyrgus varus Plötz, 1884
Pyrgus occidentalis Skinner, 1906• Pyrgus albescens Plötz, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Burnsius communis (Grote, 1872) was formerly in the genus Pyrgus.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Grishin, N.V., 2019. Expanded phenotypic diagnoses for 24 recently named new taxa of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 8(1): 1-16.
  • Li, W., Q. Cong, J. Shen, J. Zhang W. Hallwachs, D. Janzen, N.V. Grishen, 2019. Genomes of skipper butterflies reveal extensive convergence of wing patterns. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, 116(13): 6232-6237.
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