Lepidoptera Survey


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Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (March 29, 2019) 8(1): 1-15

Also available at https://lepsurvey.carolinanature.com/ttr/ttr-8-1.pdf

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Expanded diagnoses by phenotypic characters for the 24 new taxa named in the article "Genomes of skipper butterflies reveal extensive convergence of wing patterns" by Li, W., Cong, Q., Shen, J., Zhang, J., Hallwachs, W., Janzen, D.H. and Grishin, N.V., 2019 and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on March 15, 2019 are provided and illustrated. More detailed diagnoses will help identifying these phylogenetic groups by their wing patterns and shapes and other morphological characters including the structures of antennae and genitalia using this single publication, instead of obtaining the sequences or inspecting additional works referenced in the original diagnoses for brevity.