AcrodipsasAndrew V. Z. Brower
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An endemic Australian hairstreak genus. The larvae of some species are predatory on ant larvae.
Acrodipsas contains species formerly included in Pseudodipsas. Sands (1980) considered the former to be more closely-related to another Australian endemic genus, Paralucia.The topology presented is based on the mitochondrial DNA-based phylogenetic analysis of Eastwood and Hughes (2003).
Common, I. F. B. & Waterhouse, D. F. 1981 Butterflies of Australia. East Melbourne: CSIRO Publications.
Parsons, M. 1999 The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. San Diego: Academic Press.
Eastwood, R. & Hughes, J. M. 2003 Molecular phylogeny and evolutionary biology of Acrodipsas (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 27: 93-102.
Sands, D. P. A. 1980. A new genus Acrodipsas for a group of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) previously referred to Pseudodipsas C. & R. Felder, with descriptions of two new species from northern Queensland. J. Aust. Ent. Soc. 18: 251-265.
Sands, D. P. A., Miller, C. G. & Kerr, J. F. R. 1997. A new species of Acrodipsas Sands (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from inland New South Wales and Soutern Queensland. Australian J. Entomol. 36: 19-23.
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