Overview

Brief Summary

Introduction

A genus endemic to the Cape region of South Africa. Larvae are ant-associated, and some are aphytophagous, obtaining all their nutrition from ant trophallaxis.

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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

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Several genera were synonymized by Heath (1997) in his reorganization of this complex. Most of the species in the new, more inclusive Chrysoritis (e. g., the thysbe group) were formerly included in Poecilmitis. Phylogenetic relationships among members of the oreas group and exemplars of other species groups were inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences by Rand et al. (2000).

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 26
Specimens with Sequences: 24
Specimens with Barcodes: 24
Species: 19
Species With Barcodes: 19
Public Records: 21
Public Species: 19
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Wikipedia

Chrysoritis

Chrysoritis, commonly called Opals or Coppers, is a genus of butterflies in the Lycaenidae family found mainly in southern Africa and particularly South Africa.[2]

Species[edit]

Species of the genus include:[3]

The chrysaor species-group:

The chrysantas species-group:

The oreas species-group:

The pyroeis species-group:

The thysbe species-group:

The zeuxo species-group:

Poecilmitis[edit]

Formerly separated in genus Poecilmitis:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genus Chrysoritis, Lepindex
  2. ^ a b c Woodhall, Steve. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town:Struik Publishers, 2005.
  3. ^ Chrysoritis, funet.fi
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