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Morphological and molecular evidence supports recognition of Danaus petilia (Stoll, 1790) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) as a species distinct from D. chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Braby, Michael F.; Farias Quipildor, Gabriela E.; Vane-Wright, Richard I.; Lohman, David J.


The danaine butterfly Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) occurs widely in the Afrotropical, Oriental and Australian regions and comprises a taxonomic complex, with recent authors recognizing between one and three species. Danaus petilia (Stoll, 1790) has previously been considered to be a subspecies of D. chrysippus, but we present evidence from wing colour pattern, morphological characters and molecular data that support a recent proposal to treat D. petilia as a separate, parapatric...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Systematics and Biodiversity
DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2014.992378


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