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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.11 no.4 Curitiba  1994 

Morfologia comparada do tórax das espécies Sulbrasileiras de Morphinae (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)1


Compareid thorax morphology of South brazilian Morphinae species (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)



Ivana Gavassi Bilotta

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Caixa Postal 19020, 81531-970 Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil, Bolsista do CNPq




A detailed study of the thorax morphology and his appendices of adults, males and females, of the following south Brazilian Morphinae species (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) is presented: Morpho helenor violaceus Fruhstorfer, 1912, Iphimedeia hercules(Dalman, 1823), Iphixibia anaxibia (Esper, 1801). Cytheritis portis thamyris (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867), Cytherilis aega (Huebner, 1822). Pessonia catenaria (Perry, 1811). Grasseia menelaus nestira (Huebner, 1821).

Key words: Nymphalidae, Morphinae, morphology, thorax



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AGRADECIMENTOS. Agradeço à Profa. Dra. Mirna Martins Casagrande e ao Prof. Dr. Olaf H.H. Mielke do Departamento de Zoologia da Universidade Federal do Paraná pela orientação e co-orientação.



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Recebido em 10.X.1993; aceito em 19.X.1994.



1 Contribuição número 795 do Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná

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