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77a0494 – 4258   Tharsalea arota (Boisduval, 1852)
Distribution Data for Tharsalea arota
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Synonymy: Polyommatus arota Boisduval, 1852
Chrysophanus virginiensis Edwards, 1870
Tharsalea nubila Comstock, 1926
Lycaena schellbachi Tilden, 1955
Taxonomic Notes: Tharsalea arota (Boisduval, 1852) was formerly placed in the genus Lycaena. The name Tharsalea is raise from synonymy of Lycaena 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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