Nymphalidae Systematics Group

The subfamily PSEUDERGOLINAE


The subfamily Pseudergolinae has usually been placed within the Limenitidinae. Our molecular work is showing that the tribe Pseudergolinae is an independent lineage more related to Nymphalinae/Apaturinae/Biblidinae/Cyrestinae than to Limenitidinae (see Wahlberg et al. 2003 and 2005). The subfamily comprises 7 species placed in 4 genera (according to the latest version of the Classification of Nymphalidae). The phylogenetic relationships of species in this subfamily appear to be clear, with Pseudergolis+Amnosia and Dichorragia+Stibochiona being sister genera.

phylogeny

Checklist of species in Pseudergolinae

Species marked in red have not been sampled by the NSG. Samples of these would be much appreciated!

Key publications for Pseudergolinae systematics:

  1. Wahlberg, N., Brower, A. V. Z. & Nylin, S. 2005: Phylogenetic relationships and historical biogeography of tribes and genera in the subfamily Nymphalinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 86: 227-251.

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