Nymphalidae Systematics Group

The subfamily BIBLIDINAE

The subfamily Biblidinae has also been known as Eurytelinae. It is a relatively stable grouping, though usually it is considered a tribe in the subfamily Limenitidinae. Current molecular work shows that it should be considered a subfamily of its own and that it is related to Apaturinae and Nymphalinae, rather than Limentidinae. According to the current version of the Classification of Nymphalidae, there are 343 valid species in the subfamily placed into 38 valid genera. The group was extensively revised by Jenkins in the 1980's. The phylogenetic relationships of the species in this subfamily have not been studied in detail to date, but the tribes of the subfamily are putatively monophyletic.

Biblidinae phylogeny

Key publications for Biblidinae systematics:

  1. Hill, R. I., C. M. Penz, and P. J. DeVries. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis and review of Panacea and Batesia butterflies (Nymphalidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56: 199-215.
  2. Jenkins, D. W. 1983. Neotropical Nymphalidae. I. Revision of Hamadryas. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 81: 1-146.
  3. Jenkins, D. W. 1984. Neotropical Nymphalidae. II. Revision of Myscelia. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 87: 1-64.
  4. Jenkins, D. W. 1985. Neotropical Nymphalidae. III. Revision of Catonephele. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 92: 1-65.
  5. Jenkins, D. W. 1985. Neotropical Nymphalidae. IV. Revision of Ectima. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 95: 1-31.
  6. Jenkins, D. W. 1986. Neotropical Nymphalidae. V. Revision of Epiphile. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 101: 1-70.
  7. Jenkins, D. W. 1987. Neotropical Nymphalidae. VI. Revision of Asterope (= Callithea auct.). Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 114: 1-66.
  8. Jenkins, D. W. 1989. Neotropical Nymphalidae. VII. Revision of Nessea. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 125: 1-38.
  9. Jenkins, D. W. 1990. Neotropical Nymphalidae. VIII. Revision of Eunica. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 131: 1-175.

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