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Taractrocerini Voss 1952

Andrew V. Z. Brower and Andrew Warren
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taxon links [up-->]Cephrenes [up-->]Oriens [up-->]Pastria [up-->]Sabera [up-->]Potanthus [up-->]Mimene [up-->]Taractrocera [up-->]Banta [up-->]Ocybadistes [up-->]Arrhenes [up-->]Telicota [up-->]Kobrona [up-->]Suniana Phylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Hesperiinae Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Hesperiinae

Introduction

Taractrocerini is an Australasian group, whose westernmost exemplars reach Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and whose center of diversity is New Guinea. Larvae feed on grasses and other monocots.

Characteristics

de Jong (2008) lists the following characters for the members of this tribe:

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The partially-resolved tree is based on the discussion in de Jong and Treadaway (2007) and de Jong (2008). The character uniting Banta, Kobrona, Mimene and Sabera is presence of antennae which are longer than half the costa, with as many segments of the nudum on the club as on the apiculus.

References

de Jong, R. 2008 Notes on some skippers of the Taractrocera-group (Lepipdoptera: Hesperiide: Hesperiinae) from New Guinea. Zool. Med. Leiden 82, 73-80.

de Jong, R. & Treadaway, C. G. 2007 Hesperiidae of the Philippine Islands. In Butterflies of the World, Supplement 15 (ed. E. Bauer & T. Frankenbach), pp. 1-72. Keltern: Goecke & Elvers.

Warren, A. D., J. Ogawa and A. V. Z. Brower. (in preparation). Phylogenetic relationships of subfamilies and circumscription of tribes in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea).

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Scientific Name Potanthus confucius
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source 台灣黃斑挵蝶 Potanthus confucius
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2006 Changhua Coast Conservation Action (TWSG)
Scientific Name Telicota ancilla
Location Sha Lo Wan, Outlying Islands, Hong Kong
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source 紅翅長標弄蝶 Greenish Palm Bob (Telicota ancilla)
Source Collection Flickr
ToL Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2007 cHuEn@HK
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA


University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

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Brower, Andrew V. Z. and Warren, Andrew. 2008. Taractrocerini Voss 1952. Version 06 June 2008 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Taractrocerini/94930/2008.06.06 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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