MiriamicaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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Miriamica weiskei was recognized as a separate genus from Parantica and divided into two separate species by Vane-Wright et al. (2002), based on their unique androconial organs. Both species are endemic to New Guinea.
Vane-Wright RI, Boppre M, and Ackery PR. 2002. Miriamica, a new genus of milkweed butterflies with unique androconial organs (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 241: 255-267.
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- First online 04 October 2006
- Content changed 22 May 2008
Citing this page:
Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Miriamica http://tolweb.org/Miriamica/70708/2008.05.22 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 22 May 2008 (under construction).