PseudolycaenaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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Austin et al. (2007) recognize two species groups based upon the presence (marsyas group) or absence (damo group) of vincular brush organs in the male genitalia. Eliot (1973) suggests that Pseudolycaena belongs to a group of genera that possess such organs, so the damo group is here represented as a clade supported by a synapomorphic loss of this feature.
Austin, G. T., Miller, L. D. & Miller, J. Y. 2007 Taxonomic comments on Pseudolycaena Wallengren (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Eumaeini). Bull. Allyn Mus. 149, 1-22.
Eliot, J. N. 1973 The higher classification of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera): a tentative arrangement. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent.) 28, 371-505, 6 pls.
Robbins, R. K. 2004. 2004e. Lycaenidae. Theclinae. Tribe Eumaeini, pp. 118-137. In: Lamas, G. (Ed.), Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea - Papilionoidea. In: Heppner, J. B. (Ed.), Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Volume 5A. Gainesville, Association for Tropical Lepidoptera; Scientific Publishers.
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