I’m producing a list of taxon_ids for Butterflies reported in the Northeastern United States and came across the following in the scientific_name field:
• Abaeis nicippe (Sleepy Orange)
• Genus Abaeis (only Sleepy Orange for North America)
On the NABA checklist < https://www.naba.org/pubs/enames2_4.html > the scientific name for Sleepy Orange is listed as Eurema Nicippe and when searching on Eurema nicippe in iNat the following is returned:
• Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe) | Abaeis nicippe
Is there a reason that iNaturalist has held on to the old scientific name with the new scientific name shown in parentheses?
Thanks in advance.