Ten species in one: DNA barcoding reveals cryptic species in the neotropical skipper butterfly Astraptes fulgerator.

@article{Hebert2004TenSI,
  title={Ten species in one: DNA barcoding reveals cryptic species in the neotropical skipper butterfly Astraptes fulgerator.},
  author={P. Hebert and E. H. Penton and J. M. Burns and D. Janzen and W. Hallwachs},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 41},
  pages={
          14812-7
        }
}
  • P. Hebert, E. H. Penton, +2 authors W. Hallwachs
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Astraptes fulgerator, first described in 1775, is a common and widely distributed neotropical skipper butterfly (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). [...] Key Result We combine 25 years of natural history observations in northwestern Costa Rica with morphological study and DNA barcoding of museum specimens to show that A. fulgerator is a complex of at least 10 species in this region.Expand Abstract
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