Revision of the genus Neptis Fabricius, 1807 (Papilionoidea: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the Afrotropical Region, Part 4: The phylogeny of the Nysiades group with eight new species

  • Kwaku Aduse-Poku
  • David J. Lohman
  • Ian D. Richardson


A multigene phylogenetic hypothesis is presented for the Nysiades group of Afrotropical Neptis species. The tree shows evolutionary relationships  among the 24 currently described species in the group and eight additional new species that are formally described here. The eight new species are  assigned to three subgroups within the Nysiades group based on evidence of their evolutionary affinities. Multiple specimens of each of the novel species  have been barcoded, K2P pairwise genetic distances among these new species further support their status.


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eISSN: 2307-5031