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77a0743 – 4451   Argynnis aphrodite (Fabricius, 1787)
Distribution Data for Argynnis aphrodite
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Synonymy: Papilio Nymphalis aphrodite Fabricius, 1787
Speyeria cullasaja Gatrelle, 1998
Argynnis bakeri Clark, 1932
Argynnis bartschi Reiff, 1910
Speyeria hughi Clark & Clark, 1951
Argynnis alcestis Edwards, [1877]
Argynnis suffusa Wolcott, 1916
Argynnis ethne Hemming, 1933
Argynnis cypris Edwards, 1886
Dryas byblis Barnes & Benjamin, 1926
Argynnis columbia Edwards, 1877
Argynnis columbia Edwards, 1878
Argynnis whitehousei Gunder, 1932
Argynnis manitoba Chermock & Chermock, 1940
Speyeria mayae dos Passos & Grey, 1947
Argynnis mayae Gunder, 1932
Argynnis winni Gunder, 1932
Taxonomic Notes: Argynnis aphrodite (Fabricius, 1787) was formerly placed in the genus Speyeria, a name treated as a subgenus in Zhang et al. (2020) following the suggested treatment if Simonsen et al. (2006).
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  • Simonsen, T., N. Wahlberg, A.V.Z. Brower, R. de Jong, 2006. Morphology, molecules and fritillaries: approaching a stable phylogeny for Argynnini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity, 37(4): 405-418.
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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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