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770637.00 – 4459.1   Argynnis hesperis (Edwards, 1864)
Distribution Data for Argynnis hesperis
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Synonymy: Argynnis hesperis Edwards, 1864
Speyeria hutchinsi dos Passos & Grey, 1947
Argynnis hutchinsi Gunder, 1932
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
Dryas beani Barnes & Benjamin, 1926
Speyeria brico Kondla, Scott & Spomer, 1998
Argynnis hesperis (s. str.) Edwards, 1864
Speyeria ratonensis Scott, 1981
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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