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Chitoria Moore 1896

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Apaturinae


Two species from eastern Asia.


The type species, Apatura sordida Moore [1866], appears to be very closely related to Apatura, s. s., and Chitoria is thus viewed as a synonym of Apatura by many authors. However, molecular data (Wahlberg unpubl.) imply that C. ulupi is not closely-related to Apatura. Further sampling of apaturine taxa is needed to resolve this problem.

Other Names for Chitoria Moore 1896


Bridges CA. 1988. Catalogue of family-group and genus-group names (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Charles A. Bridges, Urbana, IL.

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Scientific Name Chitoria ulupi chrysolora
Location Hsintien City, Taiwan Province, Taiwan
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Source 080705 新店 四崁水 台灣小紫蛺蝶(金鎧蛺蝶) 雄蟲 Chitoria chrysolora (Fruhstorfer, 1908) Male
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Copyright © 2008 Shipher (士緯) Wu (吳)
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