papilio vs. pterourus

Guy Van de Poel Guy_VdP at
Sat Apr 29 12:43:28 EDT 2000

How far can this be taken ?

>If they are close enough to produce hybrids they are congeneric. For

A friend of mine once had a 'natural' mating (in a cage) between Aglais
urticae and Inachis io (don't know which was the male/female).
The eggs proved to be (partly ?) fertile, but the caterpillars eventually
died and none of them pupated. Would you call this hybridisation too ?


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