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77a0115 – 3968   Burnsius oileus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Distribution Data for Burnsius oileus
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Synonymy: Papilio Plebejus oileus Linnaeus, 1767
Pyrgus adjutrix Plötz, 1884
Hesperia fumosa Reverdin, 1919
Pyrgus montivagus Reakirt, [1867]
Papilio Plebejus syrichtus Fabricius, 1775
Taxonomic Notes: Burnsius oileus (Linnaeus, 1767) 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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