Emperors and Hackberry Butterflies
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IntroductionThe emperors, peacocks and hackberry butterflies have a cosmopolitain distribution, with a particularly diverse array of species in eastern Asia.
Nomenclature and synonymyThere are a large number of small or monotypic genera in Apaturinae, and there is a good deal of disagreement in the literature on whether or not many of these ought to be synonyms. They are presented here as hypotheses to be tested.
Bridges CA. 1988. Catalogue of family-group and genus-group names (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Charles A. Bridges, Urbana, IL.
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- First online 25 September 2006
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