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Pieridae
770370.004206Anthocharis sara Lucas, 1852
Distribution Data for Anthocharis sara
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Distribution: OR, CA and NV but see map for ranges for each state in Insecta Mundi, 0615:5. The above map shows the distribution for the A. sara complex.
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Synonymy: Anthocharis sara Lucas, 1852
Anthocharis gunderi Ingham, 1933
Anthocharis broweri Gunder, 1932
Anthocharis corcorani Gunder, 1931
Anthocharis dammersi Comstock, 1929
Anthocharis flavicoloris Gunder, [1934]
Anthocharis mollis Wright, 1905
Anthocharis pallida Scott, 1986
Anthocharis reakirtii Edwards, 1869
Anthocharis sara Boisduval, 1852
Anthocharis sternitzkyi Gunder, 1925
Anthocharis wrighti Comstock, 1924
Anthocharis sempervirens Emmel, Emmel & Mattoon, 2008
Anthocharis pseudothoosa Austin, 1998
Taxonomic Notes: Anthocharis sara Lucas, 1852 is revised to include as subspecies only A. s. gunderi, A. s. pseudothoosa and A. s. sempervirens, with all other former valid subspecies referring to A. julia Edwards, 1872 and A. thoosa (Scudder, 1878) both raised from synonymy with A. sara to full species status in Stout (2018), Insecta Mundi, 0615: 1-38.
References
  • Butterflies of America Species Page.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Stout, T.L., 2018. A review of three species-level taxa of the Anthocharis sara complex (Lepidoptera: Pieridae: Pierinae: Anthocharidini). Insecta Mundi, 0615: 1-38.

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