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77a0481 – 4256   Tharsalea hyllus (Cramer, 1775)
Distribution Data for Tharsalea hyllus
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Synonymy: Papilio Plebejus hyllus Cramer, 1775
Polyommatus thoe Guérin-Méneville, [1832]
Lycaena wormsbacheri Gunder, 1927
Lycaena wyatti Gunder, 1927
Taxonomic Notes: Tharsalea hyllus (Cramer, 1775) was formerly placed in the genus Lycaena. The name Tharsalea is raise from synonymy of Lycaena in Zhang et al. (2022).
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  • Zhang, J., Q. Cong, J. Shen, P.A. Opler, N.V. Grishin, 2020. Genomic evidence suggests further changes of butterfly names. Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 8(7): 1-41.
Tharsalea hyllus
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