EresiaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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A morphologically diverse neotropical genus. Some species are remarkable (presumably) Batesian mimics of ithomiine and heliconiine butterflies, and can often be found incorrectly curated among those taxa in museum collections.
Phylogenetic relationships are based on the molecular analysis of Wahlberg and Freitas (2007). "Eresia" levina and "Eresia" lansdorfi do not belong to the same clade as the remainder of Eresia s. s, according to this hypothesis.
Higgins LG. 1981. A revision of Phyciodes Hubner and related genera, with a review of the classification of the Melitaeinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 43: 77-243.
Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Wahlberg, N. & Freitas, A. V. 2007 Colonization of and radiation in South America by butterflies in the subtribe Phyciodina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44, 1257-1272.
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- First online 11 March 2007
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Eresia http://tolweb.org/Eresia/70584/2008.01.21 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 21 January 2008 (under construction).