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Nymphalidae
770728.104513.05Microtia perse (Edwards, 1882)
Distribution Data for Microtia perse
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Synonymy: Melitaea perse Edwards, 1882
Melitaea suffusa Ottolengui, 1895
Taxonomic Notes: Microtia perse (Edwards, 1882), n. comb. (Zhang et al. 2021), was formerly in the the genus Texola. Previously listed as a subspecies of 4513 T. elada (Hewitson, 1868) in the 1983 Hodges Checklist, this species is treated as a full species in Pelham (2016) based in part on sympatry of T. perse and T. elada hepburni (J. Pelham, pers. comm. 5/19/2017).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Pelham, J.P., 2016. A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada. Revised 11 March 2016. Butterflies of America. website

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