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77a0417 – 4213.3   Colias elis Strecker, 1885
Distribution Data for Colias elis
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Distribution: Type locality (elis): “Kicking Horse Pass, Banff National Park, Alberta” (Kondla 1996).
Type locality (lambillioni): “Canada”.
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Synonymy: Colias elis Strecker, 1885
Colias lambillioni Dufrane, 1947
Taxonomic Notes: Colias elis Strecker, 1885, formerly a subspecies of 4213 Colias meadii Edwards, 1871, is raised to full species status in Zhang et al. (2022).
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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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