Pycina zambaNiklas Wahlberg
The single species belonging to the genus Pycina has never been included in a phylogenetic study. The species is phylogenetically enigmatic, showing characteristics of both Coeini and Nymphalini. Pycina zamba is crepuscular (flying at dawn and dusk) and is found flying in the canopy of rainforests in Central and South America. This behavior has made it difficult to get specimens for molecular studies.
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University of Turku, Finland
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