Intraspecific variation in Hamadryas
Some of the findings from my dissertation pointed to the possibility that, a few entities recognized in Hamadryas as species deserved some taxonomic attention. Smoking guns of this is for example, observing wide intraspecific variation consistent with geographical disjunction.
I am currently joining efforts and sequences with Jerome Murienne to study the intraspecific variation in Hamadryas using the barcode fragment as a proxy.
Look out for H. februa!
H. februa, FLMNH specimen, Panama: Colon, Piña.
I am asking collaborators and butterfly enthusiasts to donate samples of H. februa. Samples ideally come from fresh or preserved material and must have locality data to be informative, a picture to support the ID is greatly appreciated.
If you want to collaborate with this project please email me or send me a message here!