PhyciodesAndrew V. Z. Brower
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A mainly nearctic genus, with many cryptic and potentially hybridizing species. Specimens identified as Phyciodes batesii, P. pulchella, P. cocyta and P. tharos are not distinguishable from one another on the basis of the DNA sequences employed by Wahlberg et al. 2003 or Wahlberg and Freitas 2007.
Higgins LG. 1981. A revision of Phyciodes Hubner and related genera, with a review of the classification of the Melitaeinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 43: 77-243.
Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Wahlberg, N. & Freitas, A. V. 2007 Colonization of and radiation in South America by butterflies in the subtribe Phyciodina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44, 1257-1272.
Wahlberg N, Oliveira R, and Scott JA. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of Phyciodes butterfly species (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): complex mtDNA variation and species delimitations. Syst. Ent. 28: 1-17.
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