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Blepolenis Röber 1906

Andrew V. Z. Brower and Niklas Wahlberg
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Containing group: Brassolini


A small genus of relatively small brassolines from southeastern Brazil. The dorsal wing surfaces are basally tawny orange, with the distal portions dark brown.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

Relationships as inferred from morphology and DNA sequences by Penz et al. (2011).


Casagrande, MM. 2004. Brassolini. In Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.

Penz, C.M., Mohammadi, N., Wahlberg, N. 2011. Neotropical Blepolenis butterflies: wing pattern elements, phylogeny, and Pleistocene diversification (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Zootaxa 2897: 1-17.

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Scientific Name Blepolenis batea
Location Brazil: PAC
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
Identified By Niklas Wahlberg
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Collection Wahlberg DNA voucher collection
Collector André Freitas
Source NW155-3
Source Collection The Nymphalidae Systematics Group
Copyright © Niklas Wahlberg
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA

Niklas Wahlberg
University of Turku, Finland

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