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770240.004044Polites sonora (Scudder, 1872)
Distribution Data for Polites sonora
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Synonymy: Ochlodes sonora Scudder, 1872
Pamphila siris Edwards, 1881
Polites flavaventris Austin, 1998
Polites longinqua Austin, 1998
Pamphila utahensis Skinner, 1911
Taxonomic Notes: Polites sonora (Scudder, 1872) is placed in the genus Limochores, rev. stat. (Zhang et al. 2019). Pelham (2022), Cat. Butterflies US and Can. [revised 2 February 2022] retains Limochores as a subgenus and is followed herein.
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  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, P. Opler & N.V. Grishin, 2019. Changes to North American butterfly names. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 8(2): 1-12.

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