ColoburaNiklas Wahlberg and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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The genus Colobura was long thought to contain only a single species, C. dirce. The recent revision of the genus by Willmott et al. (2001) showed that there are in fact two species. The genus is distributed in Central and South America as well as the Greater Antilles.
Willmott, K. R., L. M. Constantino, and J. P. W. Hall. 2001. A review of Colobura (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) with comments on larval and adult ecology and description of a sibling species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94:185-196.
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University of Turku, Finland
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
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- First online 11 November 2006
- Content changed 11 November 2006
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Wahlberg, Niklas and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2007. Colobura http://tolweb.org/Colobura/70344/2007.08.21 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 21 August 2007 (under construction).