CoeliadinaeAndrew V. Z. Brower and Andrew Warren
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This subfamily is characterized by palpae with the second segment erect and densely-scaled, while the third segment is perpendicular to it, long, slender and naked (de Jong & Treadaway, 2007). It is restricted to the Old World tropics.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe relationships among genera are based on the combined analysis of Warren et al. (2009). These should be viewed as tentative, given the very limited sampling of exemplars.
de Jong, R. & Treadaway, C. G. 2007 Hesperiidae of the Philippine Islands. In Butterflies of the World, Supplement 15 (ed. E. Bauer & T. Frankenbach), pp. 1-72. Keltern: Goecke & Elvers.
Evans, W. H. 1937 (1934). A Catalogue of the Afrcian Hesperiidae. British museum (Natural History).
Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of subfamilies and circumscription of tribes in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperiodea). Cladistcs 24, 642-676.
Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2009 Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data. Systematic Entomology 34, 467-523.
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- First online 21 February 2007
- Content changed 11 June 2009
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. and Andrew Warren. 2009. Coeliadinae http://tolweb.org/Coeliadinae/12150/2009.06.11 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 11 June 2009 (under construction).