Translator Disclaimer
1 May 2000 Phylogeny of Euphydryas Checkerspot Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Based on Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Data
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
We present a molecular phylogeny of butterflies belonging to the genus Euphydryas s.l., based on partial sequences of 3 mtDNA genes (COI, ND1, and 16S). Euphydryas s.l. has been divided into 4 genera in an earlier revision. The current results show 3 well-supported groups within the genus, corresponding to 3 of the 4 proposed genera. The pair-wise divergences of 1 of the sequences (COI) are on the order of 3% within the 3 groups and 7% between the groups. This level of variation leads us to suggest that the entire group should be considered to be in the genus Euphydryas with 3 subgenera: Euphydryas, Hypodryas, and Eurodryas.
Marie Zimmermann, Niklas Wahlberg and Henri Descimon "Phylogeny of Euphydryas Checkerspot Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Based on Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Data," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93(3), (1 May 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2000)093[0347:POECBL]2.0.CO;2
Received: 4 January 1999; Accepted: 1 October 1999; Published: 1 May 2000
JOURNAL ARTICLE
9 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top