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The History of the Butterfly, Part 35: A New Hesperian

The description of Hesperia powesheik (which became Oarisma poweshiek) starts as follows: “An undescribed species was found by the writer, abundantly, on a grassy prairie slope, at Grinnell, Iowa, June 21, 1870.  Thirty-one male and two females were taken, all … Continue reading


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