De Freina JJ, Monasterio-León Y, Antonietty CA & Vila R

Notes on the biology, distribution and taxonomy of Chondrostega LEDERER, 1857 in the Iberian Peninsula with a description of the southern Spanish Chondrostega escobesae sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae, Chondrosteginae).

Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 125(4):195-207

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Why are there so many different butterflies?
How did they evolve?
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Are there species that look the same?
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Latest Paper:

Síchová J, Ohno M, Dinca V, Watanabe M, Sahara K & Marec F.

Fissions, fusions, and translocations shaped the   karyotype and multiple sex chromosome constitution of the northeast-Asian wood white butterfly, Leptidea amurensis.

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society doi: 1111/bij.12756



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