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77a0661 – 4375   Plebejus melissa (Edwards, 1873)
Distribution Data for Plebejus melissa
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Synonymy: Lycaena melissa Edwards, 1873
Lycaeides pseudosamuelis Nabokov, 1949
Lycaena annetta Edwards, 1882
Lycaena caeca Courvoisier, 1912
Lycaeides alateres Austin, 1998
Lycaeides inyoensis Nabokov, 1949
Plebeius inyoensis Gunder, 1927
Plebeius paradoxa Chermock, 1945
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at the Butterflies of America

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