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Anartia Hübner 1819

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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 scarlet peacock butterfly
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Containing group: Victorinini


A mainly neotropical genus. Two species, Anartia lytrea and A. chrysopelea, occur in the greater Antilles. A. jatrophae, the white peacock, is widespread from the southern U. S. throughout tropical South America. A. fatima occurs in Mexico and Central America and meets South American A. amathea in Panama, where the two intermingle in a hybrid zone (Dasmahaptra et al. 2003).

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The topology is derived from the Blum et al. (2003) mtDNA tree.

Other Names for Anartia Hübner 1819


Blum MJ, Bermingham E, and Dasmahapatra K. 2003. A molecular phylogeny of the neotropical butterfly genus Anartia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26: 46-55.

Dasmahaptra KK, Blum MJ, Aiello A, Hackwell S, Davies N, Bermingham EP, and Mallet J. 2002. Inferences from a rapidly moving hybrid zone. Evolution 56: 741-753.

Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

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Scientific Name Anartia jatrophae
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source White Peacock
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2005 Xime
scarlet peacock butterfly
Scientific Name Anartia amathea
Location Near Parque Omaere, Ecuador
Comments scarlet peacock butterfly
Acknowledgements http://flickr.com/photos/kenai
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Collection Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenai
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2007 Caleb Slemmons
Scientific Name Anartia fatima
Location Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Acknowledgements Photograph courtesy InsectImages.org (#2134027)
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Life Cycle Stage adult
Source Collection Bugwood Network/Forestry Images
Copyright © William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2009. Anartia Hübner 1819. Version 03 May 2009 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Anartia/70323/2009.05.03 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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