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770637.004459.1Argynnis hesperis (Edwards, 1864)
Distribution Data for Argynnis hesperis
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Synonymy: Argynnis hesperis Edwards, 1864
Argynnis irene Boisduval, 1869
Speyeria hanseni Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 1998
Argynnis cottlei Comstock, 1925
Argynnis dodgei Gunder, 1931
Speyeria elko Austin, 1984
Speyeria greyi Moeck, 1950
Argynnis chitone Edwards, 1879
Speyeria schellbachi Garth, 1949
Speyeria tetonia dos Passos & Grey, 1945
Speyeria wasatchia dos Passos & Grey, 1945
Speyeria viola dos Passos & Grey, 1945
Speyeria hutchinsi dos Passos & Grey, 1947
Argynnis hutchinsi Gunder, 1932
Speyeria brico Kondla, Scott & Spomer, 1998
Dryas beani Barnes & Benjamin, 1926
Speyeria dennisi dos Passos & Grey, 1945
Argynnis dennisi Gunder, 1927
Speyeria helena dos Passos & Grey, 1957
Argynnis lais Edwards, [1884]
Speyeria lurana dos Passos & Grey, 1945
Speyeria ratonensis Scott, 1981
Argynnis electa Edwards, 1878
Argynnis cornelia Edwards, 1892
Argynnis nikias Ehrmann, 1917
Speyeria dorothea Moeck, 1947
Speyeria capitanensis Holland, 1988
Argynnis nausicaa Edwards, 1874
Argynnis arizonensis Elwes, 1889
Taxonomic Notes: Argynnis hesperis (Edwards, 1864) 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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