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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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

Morfologia comparada do abdome das espécies sulbrasileiras de Morphinae (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae)1


Compared abdomen 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 morphology of abdomen and genitalia of adults, males and females, of the following south Brazilian Morphinae species (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) is presented: Morpho helenor violacetis Fruhstorfer. 1912. Iphimedeia hercules (Daiman, 1823). Iphixibia anaxibia (Esper, 1801). Cytheritis portis thamyris (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867), Cytheritis aega (Huebner, 1822), Pessonia catenaria (Perry, 1811), Grasseia menelaus nestira (Huebner, 1821).

Key words: Nymphalidae, Morphinae, morphology, abdomen, genitalia



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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 15.VI.1994; aceito em 20.XI.1994.



1 Contribuição número 812 do Departamento de Zoologia. Universidade Federal do Paraná.

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