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77a0192 – 4042   Polites origenes (Fabricius, 1793)
Distribution Data for Polites origenes
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Synonymy: Hesperia origenes Fabricius, 1793
Hesperia manataaqua Scudder, 1863
Pamphila rhena Edwards, 1878
Pamphila alcina Skinner, 1893
Taxonomic Notes: Polites origenes (Fabricius, 1793) is placed in the genus Limochores, rev. stat. (Zhang et al. 2019). Pelham (2022), Cat. Butterflies US and Can. [revised 2 February 2022] retains Limochores as a subgenus and is followed herein.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
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  • Species Page at the Butterflies of America
  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, P. Opler & N.V. Grishin, 2019. Changes to North American butterfly names. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 8(2): 1-12.

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