New Australian butterfly genus Jameela gen. nov. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae: Polyommatini) revealed by morphological, ecological and molecular data

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  • Roger GRUND,

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    1. Adelaide, South Australia; and
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  • Rod EASTWOOD

    1. Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
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    • Present address: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.


Roger Grund, 9 Parkers Rd, Torrens Park, Adelaide, SA 5062, Australia. Email: rgrund@chariot.net.au

Abstract

This paper proposes to split the Australian Polyommatini genus Erysichton Fruhstorfer, 1916 into two genera on the basis of molecular, morphological and early stage behavioral attributes. The utility of reflective eye pattern as a taxonomic character is discussed and a neotype of Lycaena lineata Murray, 1874 is designated.

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