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77a0485 – 4263   Tharsalea nivalis (Boisduval, 1869)
Distribution Data for Tharsalea nivalis
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Synonymy: Polyommatus nivalis Boisduval, 1869
Chrysophanus ianthe Edwards, 1871
Lycaena bichroma Emmel & Pratt, 1998
Lycaena warnermontana Emmel & Pratt, 1998
Lycaena praetexta Austin, 1998
Lycaena browni dos Passos, 1938
Taxonomic Notes: Tharsalea nivalis (Boisduval, 1869) 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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