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770413.00 – 4261   Tharsalea dorcas (Kirby, 1837)
Distribution Data for Tharsalea dorcas
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Synonymy: Lycaena dorcas Kirby, 1837
Lycaena claytoni Brower, 1940
Lycaena michuron Scott, 2006
Polyommatus anthelle Doubleday, 1847
Epidemia arcticus Ferris, 1977
Chrysophanus florus Edwards, [1884]
Epidemia megaloceras Ferris, 1977
Lycaena hulbirti Field, 1936
Lycaena sternitzkyi Field, 1936
Lycaena caldera Scott & Kondla, 2017
Lycaena sangremar Scott, 2008
Lycaena williamsi Gunder, 1927
Taxonomic Notes: Tharsalea dorcas (Kirby, 1837) 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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