HesperiiniAndrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionThis tribe is primarily neotropical, with a number of nearctic genera and species, and a few taxa, such as Hesperia, that have a holarctic distribution. Larvae of Hesperiini feed on bamboos and grasses (Poaceae).
Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
Relationships among the taxa at the top of the tree represent those sampled by Warren et al. (2008, 2009). The alphabetical list of genera in the basal polytomy were not sampled in those studies and are included in Hesperiini based on morphological similarities.
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 04 March 2007
- Content changed 10 September 2009
Citing this page:
Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2009. Hesperiini http://tolweb.org/Hesperiini/94928/2009.09.10 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 10 September 2009 (under construction).