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Boletín Científico. Centro de Museos. Museo de Historia Natural

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Abstract

SALAZAR E., Julián A.. SOME STUDIES ON PALPI BELONGING TO NEOTROPICAL CHARAXIDS AND NOTES ON THE WING PATTERN AND BEHAVIOR OF SEVERAL GENERA (LEPIDOPTERA: NYMPHALOIDEA, CHARAXIDAE). Bol. Cient. Mus. Hist. Nat. Univ. Caldas [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.1, pp.171-205. ISSN 0123-3068.

The intention of this work is to demonstrate the taxonomic importance of the study of cephalic palpi in neotropical butterflies of the Charaxidae family. Relevant characteristics are discussed regarding their structures examined under the electron microscope. Additional information is given on alar design patterns and adult habits belonging to some genera that have been recently described.

Keywords : Lepidoptera; palpi; classification; Charaxidae; new genera; neotropical; taxonomy; habits; alar patterns; Reuter; Rydon.

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