Contact: Dr. Nick V. Grishin
Caption: This is an evolutionary tree constructed from DNA sequences shows three distinct clusters corresponding to three Satyr species. Carolina Satyr and South Texas Satyr are closer related and Intricate Satyr is more distant from either of them. Butterflies are shown on the right.
Credit: Nick V. Grishin (tree), Vitaly Charny (Intricate and Carolina Satyrs, identification of Intricate Satyr is provisional without genitalia inspection), and Jan Dauphin (South Texas Satyr)
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