Life history and karyology of Paralasa nepalica (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).

A. Sourakov, T. C. Emmel

Abstract


Partial life history and dividing chromosomes are described and illustrated for a rare highland satyrine from Nepal, Paralasa nepalica Paulus. These characters, heretofore unknown for the genus Paralasa, are discussed in the context of the modern perception of the phylogenetic position of the genus.

Keywords


chromosome; egg; Erebia; Erebiina; evolution; karyology; larva; morphology; Nepal; Nymphalidae; Paralasa; systematics; Satyrinae; Ypthima; Ypthimina; Scanning Electron Microscopy

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