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77a0190 – 4045.1   Polites praeceps (Scudder, 1872)
Distribution Data for Polites praeceps
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Distribution: Type locality: Mexico: Oaxaca, Tehuantepec.
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Synonymy: Hedone praeceps Scudder, 1872
Hesperia clara Plötz, 1883
Hesperia combinata Plötz, 1883
Pamphila golenia Möschler, 1879
Lerema hypozona Dyar, 1918
Pamphila lumida Möschler, 1879
Pamphila phormio Mabille, 1878
Pamphila sulfurina Mabille, 1878
Hesperia zenckei Plötz, 1883
Taxonomic Notes: Polites praeceps (Scudder, 1872), rev. stat. in Zhang et al. (2022), was formerly treated as a subspecies of 4045 Polites vibex (Geyer, 1832). Zhang et al. (2022) placed praeceps 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.
  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, L. Song, R.J. Gott, P. Boyer, C.S. Guppy, S. Kohler, G. Lamas, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin, 2022. Taxonomic discoveries enabled by genomic analysis of butterflies. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 10(7): 1-60.
  • 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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