BletogonaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
Miller (1968) placed Bletogona in Mycalesina, while Vane-Wright and de Jong (2003) associate it with Melanitini. It would be very interesting to test these rather differing hypotheses with DNA characters.
Miller LD. 1968. The higher classification, phylogeny and zoogeography of the Satyridae (Lepidoptera). Mem. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 24: 1-174.
Vane-Wright RI, and de Jong R. 2003. The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. Zoologische Verhandelingen 343: 1-267.
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- First online 21 November 2006
- Content changed 09 December 2006
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2006. Bletogona http://tolweb.org/Bletogona/89839/2006.12.09 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 09 December 2006 (under construction).