HeteropterinaeAndrew V. Z. Brower and Andrew Warren
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IntroductionThis subfamily of monocot-feeding skippers is widely distributed, with endemic genera in Chile, Madagascar, Africa, as well as several widespread holarctic and neotropical groups. Heteropterinae are more slender, with longer abdomens, than skippers in other subfamilies.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsThe hypothesis of relationships shown is based on Warren et al. (2009). The position of genera that were not represented in their cladistic analysis are inferred on the basis of morphological features.
Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of subfamilies and circumscription of tribes in the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperiodea). Cladistics 24, 642-676.
Warren, A. D., Ogawa, J. R. & Brower, A. V. Z. 2009. Revised classification of the family Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea) based on combined molecular and morphological data. Systematic Entomology 34, 467-523.
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Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
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- First online 21 February 2007
- Content changed 17 June 2009
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. and Andrew Warren. 2009. Heteropterinae http://tolweb.org/Heteropterinae/12153/2009.06.17 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 17 June 2009 (under construction).