DynastorAndrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionThree robust, crepuscular forest species of which females are about 10% larger than males. Adults feed on rotting fruit. Larvae have been recorded from bromeliads - the only nymphalid taxon known to feed on this group (Penz et al. 1999). The genus is distributed from Mexico throughout tropical Central and South America.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe topology is that of Garzón-Orduña & Penz (2009), based on a cladistic analysis of 57 characters from adult morphology.
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.
Garzón-Orduña IJ & CM Penz. 2009. Phylogeny of Dynastor and Brassolis butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): a tough nut to crack. Zootaxa 2134: 1-22.
Penz, CM, A Aiello & RB Srygley. 1999. Early stages of Caligo illioneus and C. idomeneus (Nymphalidae, Brassolinae) from Panama with remarks on larval foodplants for the subfamily. J. Lepid. Soc. 53: 142-152.
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- First online 01 November 2006
- Content changed 08 March 2010
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