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Taxonomy and nomenclature of Strymon istapa and S. columella (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Eumaeini)

  title={Taxonomy and nomenclature of Strymon istapa and S. columella (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Eumaeini)},
  author={Robert K. Robbins and S. Nicolay},
  journal={Journal of The Lepidopterists Society},
Strymon istapa has been considered a junior synonym of S. columella, but its female genitalia distinguish it from all other Strymon, including S. columella, and it is uncertain which Strymon species is most closely related to S. istapa. Strymon istapa ranges from the southern United States to Peru and Brazil, but is allopatric with S. columella, which is restricted to the Antillean islands from Vieques and Palominos to Antigua. The poorly-known South American range of S. istapa is documented… 

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