A monotypic tribe from the highlands of Peru. For many years, Styx was considered to be a "missing link" among butterflies, perhaps shedding light on the relationship among riodinids, lycaenids and nymphalids. It has now been shown based on DNA evidence (Wahlberg et al. 2005) to be a riodinid.
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Wahlberg N, Braby MF, Brower AVZ, de Jong R, Lee M-M, Nylin S, Pierce NE, Sperling FAH, Vila R, Warren AD, and Zakharov E. 2005. Synergistic effects of combining morphological and molecular data in resolving the phylogeny of butterflies and skippers. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 272: 1577-1586.
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