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77a0189 – 4045   Polites vibex (Geyer, 1832)
Distribution Data for Polites vibex
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Distribution: Type locality (vibex): “West Indies”.
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Synonymy: Thymelicus vibex Geyer, 1832
Thymelicus vibex (s. str.) Geyer, 1832
Hesperia brettus Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837]
Thymelicus margarita Draudt, 1923
Hesperia morganta Plötz, 1883
Hesperia unna Plötz, 1883
Hesperia wingina Scudder, 1863
Pamphila brettoides Edwards, 1883
Taxonomic Notes: Polites vibex (Geyer, 1832) is placed in the genus Hedone, rev. stat. (Zhang et al. 2019). Pelham (2022), Cat. Butterflies US and Can. [revised 2 February 2022] retains Hedone 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.
  • Pelham, J.P., 2022. A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada. Butterflies of America. website [revised 2 February 2022]
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • 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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