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Biblidini

Niklas Wahlberg and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Biblidinae
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Scientific Name Ariadne ariadne pallidior
Location Taiwan
Acknowledgements This image is licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Creative Commons License.
source: flickr: IMG_1676a1
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2006 leemt2
Scientific Name Mestra dorcas
Location Austin, Texas, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Behavior on a Viguiera stenoloba flower
Source Common mestra
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2007 Ronnie Pitman
Scientific Name Biblis hyperia
Location Hotel Tanninul, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Red Rim
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2003 Richard Lehman
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Niklas Wahlberg
University of Turku, Finland


Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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Wahlberg, Niklas and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2018. Biblidini. Version 14 December 2018 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Biblidini/70243/2018.12.14 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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