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Chitoria Moore 1896

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Apaturinae


Two species from eastern Asia.


The type species, Apatura sordida Moore [1866], appears to be very closely related to Apatura, s. s., and Chitoria is thus viewed as a synonym of Apatura by many authors. However, molecular data (Wahlberg unpubl.) imply that C. ulupi is not closely-related to Apatura. Further sampling of apaturine taxa is needed to resolve this problem.


Bridges CA. 1988. Catalogue of family-group and genus-group names (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Charles A. Bridges, Urbana, IL.

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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2006. Chitoria Moore 1896. Version 12 November 2006 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Chitoria/70225/2006.11.12 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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