MelanargiaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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For the time being, the subtribe Melanargiina contains only the genus Melanargia. This is an unusual genus of satyrines–the adults are white with contrasting black wing veins and markings. Melanargia is distributed from Europe and north Africa to Japan.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe hypothesis of relationships is based on the phylogenetic analysis of Nazari et al. (2010). All currently-recognized species, as well as some taxa formerly considered species but now reduced to subspecific status, are retained on the tree for clarity. Note that while Nazari et al. employ the generic name Halimede Oberthür & Houlbert, 1922 as a subgenus, the name is an invalid junior homonym.
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Nazari, V., Ten Hagen, W.,Bozano, G.C. 2010. Molecular systematics and phylogeny of the 'Marbled Whites' (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Melanargia Meigen). Systematic Entomology 35: 132-147.
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- First online 28 November 2006
- Content changed 02 December 2010
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2010. Melanargiina http://tolweb.org/Melanargia/70803/2010.12.02 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Melanargia . Version 02 December 2010 (under construction).