AnetiaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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Four of the five species are endemic to the Greater Antilles: A. cubana to Cuba, A. jaegeri to Hispaniola, and A. briarea and A. pantheratus to Cuba and Hispaniola. A. thirza is fairly widespread in Central America. Anetia species superficially resemble large Argynnis butterflies, and for this reason have traditionally been viewed as primitive within Danaini.
Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
The hypothesis of relationships is based upon the cladistic analysis of adult morphological characters by Ackery and Vane-Wright (1984).
Ackery PR, and Vane-Wright RI. 1984. Milkweed butterflies. British Museum (Natural History), London.
Brower LP, Ivie MA, Fink LS, Watts JR, and Moranz RA. 1992. Life history of Anetia briarea and its bearing on the evolutionary relationships of the Danainae. Trop. Lepid. 3: 64-73.
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- First online 05 October 2006
- Content changed 27 October 2008
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Anetia http://tolweb.org/Anetia/70699/2008.10.27 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 27 October 2008 (under construction).