The Glassy-Winged TigersAndrew V. Z. Brower
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The Glassy-Winged Tigers range from India to the Papuan region. Many of the species are involved in mimicry complexes with one another and various swallowtails and pierids.
This tree is based on morphological characters, as published by Ackery and Vane-Wright (1984). Several species described since that publication have been added in their inferred positions. The species (P.) weiskei was removed to a separate genus, Miriamaca, by Vane-Wright et al. (2002).
- Vernacular Names: The Glassy-Winged Tigers
Ackery PR, and Vane-Wright RI. 1984. Milkweed butterflies. British Museum (Natural History), London.
Parsons, M. 1999 The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. San Diego: Academic Press.
Vane-Wright RI, Boppre M, and Ackery PR. 2002. Miriamaca, a new genus of milkweed butterflies with unique androconial organs (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 241: 255-267.
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- First online 04 October 2006
- Content changed 22 May 2008
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Parantica http://tolweb.org/Parantica/70710/2008.05.22 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. The Glassy-Winged Tigers. Version 22 May 2008 (under construction).