Appias (Catophaga) TS = Papilio claudina Cramer, 1777Andrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionThe subgenus ranges from Malaya to Australia. The classification has lately been revised by Yata et al. (2010), who have elevated a number of taxa formerly viewed as subspecies to specific status. Larvae feed on Capparis (Capparaceae) and Drypetes (Putranjivaceae).
CharacteristicsYata et al. (2010) diagnose the subgenus Catophaga mainly on the basis of male and female genitalic characters. Males and females have a well-developed black genital hair tuft on the dista margin of the eighth abdominal sternite.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsSpecies circumscribed and divided into groups as per Yata et al. (2010). Those authors caution that the species groups may not be monophyletic.
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- First online 08 November 2006
- Content changed 20 October 2010
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