AsteropeAndrew V. Z. Brower
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A rather scarce neotropical genus of striking medium-sized velvety blue butterflies. The African genus Sevenia includes species whose ventral hindwing markings are remarkably similar to members of Asterope.
The topology is based on an unpublished cladistic reanalysis using implied weights by Ivonne Garzon (U. New Orleans) of the morphological data presented in Jenkins (1987).
Jenkins, D. W. 1987 Neotropical Nymphalidae VI. Revision of Asterope (=Callithea Auct.). Bull. Allyn Mus. 114, 1-66.
Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
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- First online 06 November 2006
- Content changed 24 July 2011
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2011. Asterope http://tolweb.org/Asterope/70465/2011.07.24 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 24 July 2011 (under construction).