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77a0755 – 4461   Argynnis mormonia (Boisduval, 1869)
Distribution Data for Argynnis mormonia
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Distribution: Type locality (mormonia): Washoe Co., NV.
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Synonymy: Argynnis mormonia Boisduval, 1869
Argynnis mormonia (s. str.) Boisduval, 1869
Argynnis arge Strecker, 1878
Argynnis astarte Edwards, 1862
Argynnis montivaga Behr, 1864
Speyeria obsidiana Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 1998
Taxonomic Notes: Argynnis mormonia (Boisduval, 1869) 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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