DasyophthalmaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionA small neotropical genus of striking brassolines endemic to the Atlantic coastal region of Brazil. Larvae feed on palms. Three of the four species are considered to be endangered (Penz, 2009).
Members of the genus Dasyophthalma are medium-sized brownish butterflies with cream-colored postmedial bands on dorsal and ventral surfaces of the fore- and hindwings. D. rusina and D. geraensis exhibit bluish iridescence on the dorsal surface proximal to the cream-colored bands.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe phylogenetic hypothesis is based on the cladistic analysis of adult morphology by Penz (2009).
Casagrande, MM. 2004. Brassolini. In Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Penz, C. M. 2009 Phylogeny of Dasyophthalma butterflies (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Brassolini). Insecta Mundi 69, 1-12.
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- First online 01 November 2006
- Content changed 19 April 2009
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