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77a0377 – 4171   Heraclides ponceana (Schaus, 1911)
Distribution Data for Heraclides ponceana
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Distribution: Type Locality: "Miami Florida" [Miami-Dade County]
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Synonymy: Papilio aristodemus Esper, 1794
Papilio cresphontinus Martyn, 1797
Papilio daphnis Gray, [1853]
Papilio ponceana Schaus, 1911
Papilio driophilus Clench, 1979
Taxonomic Notes: Heraclides ponceana (Schaus, 1911), formerly in the genus Papilio, is elevated from subspecies of 4171 Heraclides aristodemus (Esper, 1794) to full species status in Zhang et al. (2020), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 8(7): 6. "True" aristodemus Esper is extralimital north of Mexico.
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  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin, 2020. Genomic evidence suggests further changes of butterfly names. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 8(7): 1-41.

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