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Tarsocera Butler 1899 TS = Leptoneura cassina

Andrew V. Z. Brower taxon links [up-->]Tarsocera namaquensis [up-->]Tarsocera dicksoni [up-->]Tarsocera southeyae [up-->]Tarsocera cassina [up-->]Tarsocera cassus [up-->]Tarsocera imitator [up-->]Tarsocera fulvina Monophyly UncertainPhylogenetic position of group is uncertainPhylogenetic position of group is uncertainPhylogenetic position of group is uncertainPhylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Dirini Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Dirini


The genus is endemic to the Cape Province of South Africa. Larvae have been recorded feeding on Brachypodium and Lolium (Poaceae) (Ackery et al. 1995).

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Price et al. (2011) sampled only three of the seven species in the genus.

Other Names for Tarsocera Butler 1899 TS = Leptoneura cassina


Ackery, P.R., Smith, C.R., Vane-Wright, R.I. (Eds.) 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies. CSIRO, Canberra. 803 pp.

Price, B.W., Villet, M.H., Walton, S.M., Barker, N.P. 2011. Using molecules and morphology to infer the phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of the Dirini (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae), a tribe of butterflies endemic to southern Africa. Systematic Entomology 36: 300-316.

Vári, L. 1971. Revision of the genus Tarsocera Butler, 1898, and description of new Satyrinae (Lepidopateera: Nymphalidae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum 27: 193-223.

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