HyalennaAndrew V. Z. Brower
This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
You can click on the root to travel down the Tree of Life all the way to the root of all Life, and you can click on the names of descendent subgroups to travel up the Tree of Life all the way to individual species.
For more information on ToL tree formatting, please see Interpreting the Tree or Classification. To learn more about phylogenetic trees, please visit our Phylogenetic Biology pages.close box
According to Willmott & Lamas (2006), Hyalenna is diagnosed by the following two relatively easily-observed synapomorphies in the male hindwing venation:
- Male HW vein Sc,R1 terminating before wing margin
- Male HW androconial scale patch in cell Rs-Sc,R1 short, not extending basally beyond origin of vein Cu2 or distally beyond origin of vein M2.
They also note four synapomorphies from the male genitalia.
Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships
The branching pattern is based on the recent revision by Willmott & Lamas (2006).
Willmott KR, and Lamas G. 2006. A phylogenetic reassessment of Hyalenna Forbes and Dircenna Doubleday, with a revision of Hyalenna (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae). Systematic Entomology 31: 419-468.
About This Page
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Andrew V. Z. Brower at
Page copyright © 2010
Page: Tree of Life Hyalenna Authored by . Andrew V. Z. Brower. The TEXT of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License - Version 3.0. Note that images and other media featured on this page are each governed by their own license, and they may or may not be available for reuse. Click on an image or a media link to access the media data window, which provides the relevant licensing information. For the general terms and conditions of ToL material reuse and redistribution, please see the Tree of Life Copyright Policies.
- First online 28 September 2006
- Content changed 28 September 2006
Citing this page:
Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2006. Hyalenna http://tolweb.org/Hyalenna/27615/2006.09.28 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 28 September 2006 (under construction).