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Genetic evaluation of the evolutionary distinctness of a federally endangered butterfly, Lange’s Metalmark
TLDR
This study is the first genetic treatment of the A. mormo complex across western North America and potentially provides a foundation for reassessing the taxonomy of the group, and illustrates the utility of molecular markers to aid in demarcation of biological units below the species level.
Review of Lophomyra Schaus, 1911 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae): a new combination and re-descriptions of species newly associated with ferns (Polypodiaceae)
TLDR
Lophomyra is the smaller of two noctuid genera originally described by Schaus that include species recently associated with ferns (Pteridophyta), in this case Polypodiaceae, as larval food plants and is characterized based on adult and larval morphology, especially that of the male genitalia.
Apodemia mormo in Canada: population genetic data support prior conservation ranking
Like many species, the Mormon Metalmark butterfly (Apodemia mormo) has been given conservation ranking in Canada based on limited data. This species is widespread across western North America, but
A review of Leucosigma Druce, 1908: a newly discovered case of fern-feeding and descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)
TLDR
Chytonidia Schaus, 1914, is one of two noctuine genera originally described by Schaus that includes species recently found to feed on fern foliage (Pteridophyta) as larvae that is examined by examining museum specimens and reared specimens accompanied by DNA barcode data.
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NOTES ON A RECENTLY DISCOVERED POPULATION OF HADENA ECTYPA (MORRISON, 1875) (NOCTUIDAE: NOCTUINAE: HADENINI) IN MASSACHUSETTS Michael W. Nelson-------------------------------------1 SEASONAL TRENDS
Complex MtDNA Variation and Species Delimitations in the Phyciodes tharos Species Group (Nymphalidae: Melitaeini): A Second Look in Michigan and Ohio
TLDR
Network and cladistic analyses reveal shared mtDNA lineages, indicating that limited hybridization occurs in this region between P. tharos and P. cocyta and the other two taxa, and supports the traditional phylogenetic assessment of P. phyciodes tharOS andP.
Erratum: Complex MtDNA Variation and Species Delimitations in the Phyciodes tharos Species Group (Nymphalidae: Melitaeini): A Second Look in Michigan and Ohio
Editor’s note: The above article (Proshek and Houghton 2012) was published in issue 66(1) with an unfortunate error. Throughout the manuscript, one species name (batesii) was replaced by another
New species in Rejectaria Guenée (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Herminiinae) with a focus on the Cyclanthaceae-feeders
Five species of Rejectaria Guenée, including two newly described, were reared from Asplundia utilis (Oerst.) Harling, Asplundia microphylla (Oerst.) Harling, Carludovica costaricensis (Harling) L.O.