TheopeAndrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionA very large neotropical genus. Males of Theope spp. have iridescent blue dorsal wing surfaces with black tips on the forewings.
Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
Relationships shown are those presented in Figs. 4 and 5 of Hall (2002), which represents a successive-approximations weighted reanalysis of 116,500 equally parsimonious trees for the group.
Hall, J. P. W. 2002 Phylogeny of the riodinid butterfly subtribe Theopeina (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae: Nymphidiini). Syst. Ent. 27, 139-167.
Lamas G ed. 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A Hesperioidea - Papiionoidea. Gainesville: Scientific Publishers/Association of Tropical Lepidoptera.
Information on the Internet
- Gerardo Lamas: Riodinidae of the World available for download at Global Butterfly Names
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- First online 14 May 2007
- Content changed 03 June 2008
Citing this page:
Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2008. Theope http://tolweb.org/Theope/105836/2008.06.03 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 03 June 2008 (under construction).