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770401.004251Lycaena hypophlaeas (Boisduval, 1852)
Distribution Data for Lycaena hypophlaeas
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Synonymy: • Papilio Plebejus phlaeas Linnaeus, 1761
• Hesperia eleus Fabricius, 1798
• Polyommatus hypophlaeas Boisduval, 1852
• Chrysophanus adrienne Maynard, 1891
• Lycaena americana Harris, 1862
• Heodes bacchus Scudder, 1889
• Heodes banksi Watson & Comstock, 1920
• Heodes caeca Reiff, 1913
• Lycaena fasciata Strecker, 1878
• Chrysophanus fulliolus Hulst, 1886
• Heodes fulvus Rummel, 1929
• Heodes neui Rummel, 1929
• Heodes obliterata Scudder, 1889
• Chrysophanus octomaculata Dean, 1918
• Chrysophanus feildeni M'Lachlan, 1878
• Lycaena polaris of authors not Courvoisier, 1911
• Chrysophanus arethusa Dod, 1907
• Lycaena weberi Kohler, 2007
• Lycaena arctodon Ferris, 1974
• Lycaena shields Kemal & Koçak, 2007
• Lycaena alpestris Emmel & Pratt, 1998
Taxonomic Notes: Lycaena hypophlaeas (Boisduval, 1852), formerly a subspecies of [4251] Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761), is raised to full species status in Zhang et al. (2022). True phlaeas is extralimital to North America.
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  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, L. Song, R.J. Gott, P. Boyer, C.S. Guppy, S. Kohler, G. Lamas, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin, 2022. Taxonomic discoveries enabled by genomic analysis of butterflies. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 10(7): 1-60.

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