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77a0694 – 4399   Apodemia cleis (Edwards, 1882)
Distribution Data for Apodemia cleis
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Distribution: Type locality (cleis): Graham Co., AZ.
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Synonymy: Lemonias cleis Edwards, 1882
Emesis zela of authors, not Butler, 1870
Taxonomic Notes: Apodemia cleis (Edwards, 1882), formerly a subspecies of [4399] Apodemia zela (Butler, 1870) is raised to full species status in Zhang et al. (2022). "True" zela, formerly in the genus Emesis, is extralimital north of Mexico.
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  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, L. Song, R.J. Gott, P. Boyer, C.S. Guppy, S. Kohler, G. Lamas, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin, 2022. Taxonomic discoveries enabled by genomic analysis of butterflies. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 10(7): 1-60.

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