PolygraphaAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Polygrapha cyanea
- Polygrapha suprema
- Polygrapha tyrianthina
- Polygrapha xenocrates
IntroductionA fast-flying, fruit-feeding neotropical genus. The name refers to the many fine lines that make up the ventral wing pattern in some species - quite different than the serially homologous pattern of spots and stripes distributed among the wing cells in the "nymphalid groundplan" (cf. Nijhout, 1991).
Lamas G ed. 2004. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Nijhout HF. 1991. The development and evolution of butterfly wing patterns. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. C.
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