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Phylogeny and Historical Biogeography of Asian Pterourus Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae): A Case of Intercontinental Dispersal from North America to East Asia
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Dating and biogeographic analysis allow us to infer an intercontinental dispersal of an American ancestor of Asian Pterourus in the early Miocene, which was coincident with historical paleo-land bridge connections, resulting in the present “East Asia-America” disjunction distribution.
Notes on Immature Biology and Distribution of Rapala takasagonis Matsumura (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae)
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Two additional host plants are recorded, and an account on the bionomics, immature morphology and distribution of Rapala takasagonis Matsumura is given.
The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Near-Threatened Swallowtail, Agehana maraho (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae): Evaluating Sequence Variability and Suitable Markers for Conservation Genetic Studies
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The most distinctive structure of the Agehana mitogenome is the control region (CR), which represents the longest CR found so far in any lepidopteran, and it also represents the first known case of two units of macro repeats within a tandem region.
Systematic Status of Agehana elwesi f. cavaleriei Based on Morphological and Molecular Evidence
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The male genitalia and a 1530 bp fragment of mitochondrial DNA including the cytochrome oxidase I barcoding region suggest that f.
On revised systematic status of Mycalesis suaveolens kagina Fruhstorfer, 1911, with notes on its immature biology and hostplant associations.
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Larvae of both species are recognized as specialists on Zingiberaceae, a plant family rarely used by satyrid butterflies.
A new lycaenid butterfly exclusively associated with the subalpine sclerophyllous oak forests in Taiwan (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Theclinae)
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An investigation on bud‐breaking phenology of oaks and associated phytophagous insects in this community of subalpine sclerophyllous oak forest in Taiwan revealed an undescribed species of Teratozephyrus lycaenid, suggesting that the presence of this oak community in Taiwan resulted from a more widely distributed community.
On the immature biology of Pseudocoladenia dan sadakoe (Sonan & Mitono), with a discussion of the systematic status of this rare taxon (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)
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Results show that P. dan sadakoe is bivoltine, and may have a different preference for host plants between generations, as opposed to A. aspera and A. bidentata, which are used as the primary hosts by the populations of P.dan in neighboring mainland China and the other regions.