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The butterfly subfamily Pseudopontiinae is not monobasic: marked genetic diversity and morphology reveal three new species of Pseudopontia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
Phylogenetic analyses of the COI sequences and amplified fragment‐length polymorphism data concur, and indicate the existence of at least five monophyletic, non‐interbreeding populations of Pseudopontia, with a particularly deep divergence between three populations of P. paradoxa Paradoxa australis.
The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts
A new database of more than 1.6 million samples from 78 countries representing over 28,000 species, collated from existing spatial comparisons of local-scale biodiversity exposed to different intensities and types of anthropogenic pressures, from terrestrial sites around the world is described and assessed.
Butterfly community recovery in degraded rainforest habitats in the Upper Guinean Forest Zone (Kakum forest, Ghana)
The results show a clear ability of butterfly communities in degraded forest habitats to regenerate in 50–60 years after clearance, based on Jaccard's similarity index.
Seasonal shifts of biodiversity patterns and species’ elevation ranges of butterflies and moths along a complete rainforest elevational gradient on Mount Cameroon
Temporal dynamics of biodiversity along tropical elevational gradients are unknown. We studied seasonal changes of Lepidoptera biodiversity along the only complete forest elevational gradient in the…
The Butterflies of Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary — Biodiversity and Extinction in a Forest Fragment in Ghana
The butterfly fauna of the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary in Ghana is reviewed in detail and it would seem that the small size and increasing isolation has led to a loss of no more than 125 species (25 % of its original fauna), which includes most of the endemic and rarer species in the country.
Mitogenomics of 'Old World Acraea' butterflies reveals a highly divergent 'Bematistes'.
Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859)) - a potential garden pest - new member in the Hungarian lepidoptera fauna (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).
Evolution and Diversification Dynamics of Butterflies
This work sequenced 391 genes from nearly 2,000 butterfly species to construct a new, phylogenomic tree of butterflies representing 92% of all genera and aggregated global distribution records and larval host datasets and found that butterflies likely originated in what is now the Americas, ∼100 Ma, then crossed Beringia and diversified in the Paleotropics.
Alpha-taxonomy and phylogeny of African Junoniini butterflies based on morphological data, with an emphasis on genitalia, and COI barcode (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
- T. Pyrcz, K. Florczyk, S. Collins, S. Sáfián, Oscar MAHECHA-J., D. Lachowska-Cierlik
- 24 June 2021
A cladistic analysis based on 42 characters of the male and female genitalia of 41 species of Junoniini belonging to six genera, nearly all of them continental Afrotropical, and 3 species of two Indo-Australian genera Yoma and Rhinopalpa shows a cohesive build plan within all genera and species, from which Yoma is highly divergent.
The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project
To the knowledge, this is the largest and most geographically and taxonomically representative database of spatial comparisons of biodiversity that has been collated to date; it will be useful to researchers and international efforts wishing to model and understand the global status of biodiversity.