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1 June 2015 Exoskeleton Morphology of Three Species of Preponini, with Discussion of Morphological Similarities among Neotropical Charaxinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)—III. Abdomen and Genitalia
Dayana Bonfantti, Mirna Martins Casagrande, Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke
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The present paper is the final part of a study of the external morphology of Preponini, which compares the abdomen and genitalia of Archaeoprepona demophon demophon (Linnaeus, 1758), Archaeoprepona licomedes licomedes (Cramer, 1777) and Prepona pylene pylene Hewitson, [1854], through descriptions and illustrations. The results are compared with three other species, Prepona claudina annetta (Gray, 1832), Memphis moruus stheno Hübner, [1819] and Zaretis itys itylus (Westwood, 1850). The abdomen is commonly the most informative tagma for butterflies. In Charaxinae, this tagma supports diagnoses of both genera and species, besides providing a solid morphological base for recent molecular findings for Preponini.

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Dayana Bonfantti, Mirna Martins Casagrande, and Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke "Exoskeleton Morphology of Three Species of Preponini, with Discussion of Morphological Similarities among Neotropical Charaxinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)—III. Abdomen and Genitalia," Zoological Science 32(3), 291-295, (1 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.2108/zs140290
Received: 22 December 2014; Accepted: 2 March 2015; Published: 1 June 2015
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