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77a0483 – 4259   Tharsalea heteronea (Boisduval, 1852)
Distribution Data for Tharsalea heteronea
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Synonymy: • Lycaena heteronea Boisduval, 1852
• Lycaena northi Emmel & Pratt, 1998
• Lycaena submaculata Emmel & Pratt, 1998
• Lycaena clara Edwards, 1877
• Lycaena austin Kemal & Koçak, 2007
• Lycaena rutila Austin, 1998
• Lycaena rava Austin, 1998
• Lycaena klotsi Field, 1936
• Lycaena gravenotata Klots, 1930
• Heodes coloradensis Gunder, 1925
Taxonomic Notes: Tharsalea heteronea (Boisduval, 1852) was formerly placed in the genus Lycaena and before that in the genus Chalceria. The name Tharsalea is raise from synonymy of Lycaena in Zhang et al. (2022) and includes as a subgenus Chalceria.
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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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