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77a0031 – 3886.1   Urbanus alva Evans, 1952
Distribution Data for Urbanus alva
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Synonymy: Urbanus alva Evans, 1952
Goniurus belli of authors not Hayward, 1935
Taxonomic Notes: Urbanus alva Evans, 1952, formerly a synonym of Urbanus belli Hayward (1935) is elevated to full species from in Zhang et al. (2019), Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 8(2): 5-6. This species was first recorded north of Mexico from Texas in Warren (1997), News Lepid. Soc. 39(3): 41. U. belli is extralimital north of Mexico.
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  • 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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