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Xanthotaenia busiris Westwood 1858

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Zetherini


A monotypic genus of southeast Asia.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Xanthotaenia has traditionally been placed in Amathusiini, but Eliot (in Corbet et al. 1992) pointed out that the larval stages clearly place it among the satyrines. Molecular evidence (Wahlberg & Brower, unpubl.) corroborate that view, implying that the genus is allied to the basal Zetherina.


Corbet AS, Pendlebury HM, and Eliot JN. 1992. The butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.

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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2006. Xanthotaenia busiris Westwood 1858. Version 13 November 2006 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Xanthotaenia_busiris/70716/2006.11.13 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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