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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2022-11-17
Page range: 394-398
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Reinstated status of the butterfly genus Agraulis (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae)

Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr. New Orleans, LA 70148, USA. Courtesy Curator, Department of Natural History, Florida Museum of Natural History; Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History.
Lepidoptera Nymphalidae Heliconiinae


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