The advantage of employing a molecular approach is that it can both determine conspecificity
of dramatically different morphological forms, and separate morphologically similar cryptic species (Larsen 2001; Larsen et al.
diversity: molecular evidence of conspecificity
within four previously presumed species.
DISCUSSION--Previous studies based on morphology, allozymes, karyology, and sequence data of the genus Perognathus have resulted in mixed conclusions regarding the conspecificity
1978.- Larval foodplant records for Papilio zelicaon in the western United States and further evidence of the conspecificity
We believe that the best way to obtain a more balanced view of this problem will be through the publication not only of molecular systematics papers demonstrating hidden species, but also of those presenting genetic evidence of conspecificity
between colour morphs.
Close examination of the male terminalia of this specimen, in direct comparison to the types, reveals its conspecificity