Journal article

Molecular Phylogeny and Historical Biogeography of the Butterfly Tribe Aeromachini Tutt (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from China

Yuanyuan Li, Jianqing Zhu, Chen Ge, Ying Wang, Zimiao Zhao, Shuojia Ma, Ary A Hoffmann, Nancy M Endersby, Qunxiu Liu, Weidong Yu, Weibin Jiang

Cells | MDPI AG | Published : 2019

Abstract

The butterfly tribe Aeromachini Tutt, 1906 is a large group of skippers. In this study, a total of 10 genera and 45 species of putative members of this tribe, which represent most of the generic diversity and nearly all the species diversity of the group in China, were sequenced for two mitochondrial genes and three nuclear genes (2093 bp). The combined dataset was analyzed with maximum likelihood inference using IQtree. We found strong support for monophyly of Aeromachini from China and support for the most recent accepted species in the tribe. Two paraphyletic genera within Aeromachini are presented and discussed. The divergence time estimates with BEAST and ancestral-area reconstructions ..

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Grants

Awarded by Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Plant Germplasm Resources


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by grants from Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Plant Germplasm Resources, grant number 17DZ2252700 and the APC was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, grant number 31401997.