OrsotriaenaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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The genus is widely distributed from western India to Australia.
Orsotriaena is the sister taxon of Zipaetis in the analysis of Peña et al. (2006). Unpublished results (Wahlberg & Brower) place both of these taxa with Erites.
Orsotriaena was placed in Mycalesina by Miller (1968), but illustrations of the larva and pupa in Parsons (1999) show them to be very different from Mycalesis immature stages.
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Miller LD. 1968. The higher classification, phylogeny and zoogeography of the Satyridae (Lepidoptera). Mem. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 24: 1-174.
Parsons M. 1999. The butterflies of Papua New Guinea: their systematics and biology. Academic Press, San Diego.
Peņa C, Wahlberg N, Weingartner E, Kodandaramaiah U, Nylin S, Freitas AVL, and Brower AVZ. 2006. Higher level phylogeny of Satyrinae butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) based on DNA sequence data. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 40: 29-49.
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- First online 16 November 2006
- Content changed 09 December 2006
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2006. Orsotriaena http://tolweb.org/Orsotriaena/88325/2006.12.09 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 09 December 2006 (under construction).