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Lycaenidae
770406.004254Tharsalea editha (Mead, 1878)
Distribution Data for Tharsalea editha
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Synonymy: • Chrysophanus editha Mead, 1878
• Gaeides edith Miller & Brown, 1983
• Lycaena vanduzeei Gunder, 1927
• Lycaena pseudonexa Emmel & Pratt, 1998
• Lycaena obscuramaculata Austin, 1989
• Lycaena nevadensis Austin, 1984
• Lycaena vurali Koçak, 1984
• Lycaena meadi Field, 1936
• Lycaena montana Field, 1936
Taxonomic Notes: Tharsalea editha (Mead, 1878) was formerly placed in the genus Lycaena. The name Tharsalea is raise from synonymy of Lycaena in Zhang et al. (2022).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at the Butterflies of America
  • 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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