AcrodipsasAndrew V. Z. Brower
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An endemic Australian hairstreak genus. The larvae of some species are predatory on ant larvae.
Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
Acrodipsas contains species formerly included in Pseudodipsas. Sands (1980) considered the former to be more closely-related to another Australian endemic genus, Paralucia.The topology presented is based on the mitochondrial DNA-based phylogenetic analysis of Eastwood and Hughes (2003).
Common, I. F. B. & Waterhouse, D. F. 1981 Butterflies of Australia. East Melbourne: CSIRO Publications.
Parsons, M. 1999 The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. San Diego: Academic Press.
Eastwood, R. & Hughes, J. M. 2003 Molecular phylogeny and evolutionary biology of Acrodipsas (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 27: 93-102.
Sands, D. P. A. 1980. A new genus Acrodipsas for a group of Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) previously referred to Pseudodipsas C. & R. Felder, with descriptions of two new species from northern Queensland. J. Aust. Ent. Soc. 18: 251-265.
Sands, D. P. A., Miller, C. G. & Kerr, J. F. R. 1997. A new species of Acrodipsas Sands (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from inland New South Wales and Soutern Queensland. Australian J. Entomol. 36: 19-23.
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Acrodipsas http://tolweb.org/Acrodipsas/112297/2008.05.22 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 22 May 2008 (under construction).