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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2021-11-05
Page range: 597-600
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New records of two butterflies of the genus Polyommatus Latreille, 1804 (subgenus Agrodiaetus Hübner, 1822) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Iraq

Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.


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