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Anetia Hübner 1823

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Danaini


Four of the five species are endemic to the Greater Antilles: A. cubana to Cuba, A. jaegeri to Hispaniola, and A. briarea and A. pantheratus to Cuba and Hispaniola. A. thirza is fairly widespread in Central America. Anetia species superficially resemble large Argynnis butterflies, and for this reason have traditionally been viewed as primitive within Danaini.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The hypothesis of relationships is based upon the cladistic analysis of adult morphological characters by Ackery and Vane-Wright (1984).

Other Names for Anetia Hübner 1823


Ackery PR, and Vane-Wright RI. 1984. Milkweed butterflies. British Museum (Natural History), London.

Brower LP, Ivie MA, Fink LS, Watts JR, and Moranz RA. 1992. Life history of Anetia briarea and its bearing on the evolutionary relationships of the Danainae. Trop. Lepid. 3: 64-73.

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Scientific Name Anetia thirza
Location Panama: Chiriquí
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Dan Wade
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Cloudforest King (Anetia thirza)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2006 Dan Wade
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Anetia Hübner 1823. Version 27 October 2008 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Anetia/70699/2008.10.27 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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