ThymeliciniAndrew V. Z. Brower and Andrew Warren
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IntroductionOther than the palearctic Thymelicus, all Thymelicini are New World taxa. Adults are small to tiny, and usually orange or buff-colored. Larvae feed on grasses.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe partially-resolved hypothesis of relationships is based on the combined phylogenetic analysis and discussion in Warren et al. (2009).
Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2008 Phylogenetic relationships of subfamilies and circumscription of tribes in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperiodea). Cladistics 24, 642-676.
Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2009 Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data. Systematic Entomology 34, 467-523.
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
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- First online 04 March 2007
- Content changed 30 July 2009
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. and Andrew Warren. 2009. Thymelicini http://tolweb.org/Thymelicini/94931/2009.07.30 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 30 July 2009 (under construction).