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77a0889 – 4481.1   Phyciodes cocyta (Cramer, 1777)
Distribution Data for Phyciodes cocyta
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Distribution: Type locality (cocyta): Nova Scotia.
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Synonymy: Papilio cocyta Cramer, 1777
Papilio cocyta (s. str.) Cramer, 1777
Phyciodes arctica dos Passos, 1935
Papilio morpheus Fabricius, 1775
Melitaea selenis Kirby, 1837
Phyciodes dyari Gunder, 1928
Phyciodes herse Hall, 1924
Phyciodes macdunnoughi dos Passos, 1964
Melitaea marcia Edwards, 1868
Phyciodes mcdunnoughi Gunder, 1928
Phyciodes nigrescens Hall, 1924
Phyciodes reaghi Reiff, 1913
Phyciodes pascoensis Wright, 1905
Phyciodes arenacolor Austin, 1998
Phyciodes apache Scott & Opler, 2017
Taxonomic Notes: Phyciodes cocyta (Cramer, 1777), formerly a synonym of 4481Phyciodes tharos (Drury, 1773) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), includes as subspecies P. c. cocyta, selenis, diminutor, incognitus, pascoensis, and arenacolor in Pelham (2008). P. diminutor and P. incognitus are raised to full species status in Zhang et al. (2022).
  • 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., 2008. A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 40: 389.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at the Butterflies of America
  • 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.

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