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Zygaenidae

burnet moths

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Relationships after Niehuis, Yen, Naumann & Misof 2006.
Containing group: Zygaenoidea

Other Names for Zygaenidae

References

Bode, W. and C. M. Naumann. 1988. Little-known accessory glands in female Zygaena moths (Lepidoptera, Zygaenidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 92:2742.

Naumann, C. M. 1988. The internal female genitalia of some Zygaenidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera): their morphology and remarks on their phylogenetic significance. Systematic Entomology 13:8599.

Naumann, C. M., G. M. Tarmann and W. G. Tremewan. 1999. The Western Palaearctic Zygaenidae. Apollo Books, Stenstrup.

Niehuis, O., C. M. Naumann, and B. Misof. 2006. Phylogenetic analysis of Zygaenoidea small-subunit rRNA structural variation implies initial oligophagy on cyanogenic host plants in larvae of the moth genus Zygaena (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 147:367-381.

Niehuis, O., S.-H. Yen, C. M. Naumann and B. Misof. 2006. Higher phylogeny of zygaenid moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data and the evolution of larval cuticular cavities for chemical defence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39(3):812-829.

Tarmann, G. 1994. A preliminary review of the classification of the zygaenid subfamily Procridinae (Lepidoptera). Nota Lepid. Suppl. 5:115-123.

Yen, S.-H., G. S. Robinson and D. L. J. Quicke. 2005. Phylogeny, systematics and evolution of mimetic wing patterns of Eterusia moths (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae: Chalcosiinae). Systematic Entomology 30:358397.

Yen, S.-H., G. S. Robinson and D. L. J. Quicke. 2005. The phylogenetic relationships of Chalcosiinae (Lepidoptera, Zygaenoidea, Zygaenidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143:161341.

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Scientific Name Zygaena filipendulae
Location Switzerland
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Zygaena filipendulae
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2008 Luciano Giussani
Scientific Name (Lepidoptera:Zygaenidae) Adscita sp. (male) italica or mannii
Location “Corno alle Scale” Park, Bologna Province, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2005 Cesare Brizio
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