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Phylogeny, historical biogeography, and taxonomic ranking of Parnassiinae (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae) based on morphology and seven genes.
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Based on molecular evidence, sister-group relationships were confirmed between the genera Hypermnestra and Parnassius, as well as between Archon and Luehdorfia, while the monophyly of the subfamily was weakly supported. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA divergence and phylogeography in western Palaearctic Parnassiinae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae): How many species are there?
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Diversification within genera is postulated to be the result of complex tectonic interactions between Eurasia and Africa during the past 20 million years, involving multiple dispersal and vicariance events. Expand
Phylogenetic systematics of Colotis and associated genera (Lepidoptera: Pieridae): evolutionary and taxonomic implications
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DNA barcode results were largely congruent with the traditional classification of species in the Colotis group, but deep splits or lack of genetic divergence in some cases supported either species-level differentiation or synonymy. Expand
Century-Old DNA Barcodes Reveal Phylogenetic Placement of the Extinct Jamaican Sunset Moth, Urania sloanus Cramer (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae)
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The DNA barcode region of the cytochrome c oxidase 1 gene from a specimen of the extinct Jamaican sunset moth, Urania sloanus, places this species as a sister to the Central American U. fulgens, and the former two taxa are accordingly recognized as subspecies. Expand
Next generation sequencing-aided comprehensive geographic coverage sheds light on the status of rare and extinct populations of Aporia butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae)
The Black-veined White Aporia crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758), a common and widespread butterfly ranging from northwestern Africa to Europe and Asia, has been extinct in Britain since the 1920s and is on aExpand
Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology.
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This study reports 30 species of Lepidoptera previously known from either the Palearctic or the Nearctic that are newly recorded as Holarctic and identifies 12 previously overlooked cases of species introductions, highlighting the power of DNA barcoding as a tool for biosurveillance. Expand
Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska
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The first comprehensive checklist of the Lepidoptera of Canada and Alaska is presented and all Nearctic subspecies and synonyms are included in the list, except for butterfly subspecies (and their synonyms) that do not occur in the region. Expand
Identity of the ailanthus webworm moth (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae), a complex of two species: evidence from DNA barcoding, morphology and ecology
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By linking the authors' specimens to type material through morphology and DNA barcoding, it is determined that the ACG dry forest species, distributed from Costa Rica to southern Quebec and Ontario, should be called A. aurea, whereas the similar and marginally sympatric ACG rain forest species found in Central America should be named A. pustulella. Expand
Molecular systematics and phylogeny of the ‘Marbled Whites' (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Melanargia Meigen)
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The tax of Melanargia is revised, a new systematic scheme for the group is proposed, and a lack of DNA divergence among several poorly characterized taxa is shown, as well as deep divergences within and between others. Expand
Review of Neopalpa Povolný, 1998 with description of a new species from California and Baja California, Mexico (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae)
  • V. Nazari
  • Medicine, Biology
  • ZooKeys
  • 17 January 2017
TLDR
A new species with marked differences in morphology and DNA barcodes from southern California and Baja California Mexico is described as Neopalpa donaldtrumpi sp. Expand
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