LasiophilaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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Species of Lasiophila can be recognized by the crenolated hindwing margins, often developed into one or more "tails." The dorsal surfaces of the wings are reddish brown with paler spots, and some species have conspicuous white patches.
Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
The tree is based on Pyrcz' (1999, 2006) discussion of relationships in the genus. He divided the species into three groups based on morphological and ecological traits (altitudinal distribution in the Andes).
Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Pyrcz, T. W. 1999 Contribution to the knowledge of Ecuadorian Pronophilini. Part II. The genus Lasiophila (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Genus (Wroclaw) 10, 479-495.
Pyrcz, T. W. 2006 Filling the gaps in the distribution patterns of the genus Lasiophila C. & R. Felder: a new speceis from the valley of Kos˝ipata (Cuzco, Peru) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Genus (Wroclaw) 17, 601-608.
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- First online 01 November 2006
- Content changed 21 June 2008
Citing this page:
Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Lasiophila http://tolweb.org/Lasiophila/82825/2008.06.21 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 21 June 2008 (under construction).