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Asterope Hübner 1819

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Epiphilini


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.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The topology is based on an unpublished cladistic reanalysis using implied weights by Ivonne Garzon (U. New Orleans) of the morphological data presented in Jenkins (1987).

Other Names for Asterope Hübner 1819


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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Scientific Name Asterope leprierui
Location PERU: Manu, Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge
Identified By Judy McClung
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Leprierui Asterope (Asterope leprierui)
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2006 Judy McClung
Scientific Name Asterope batesii
Location Brazil: Cunia
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Ri ch Hoyer
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Bates' Asterope (Asterope batesii )
Source Collection Neotropical Butterflies
Copyright © 2002 Rich Hoyer
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2011. Asterope Hübner 1819. Version 24 July 2011 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Asterope/70465/2011.07.24 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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