The complete mitogenome of Achalarus lyciades (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

Mitochondrial DNA B Resour. 2016;1(1):581-583. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1197070. Epub 2016 Aug 30.


We obtained a complete mitochondrial genome of a skipper butterfly Achalarus lyciades (Hesperiidae, Eudaminae) from next generation sequencing reads. The 15,612 bp mitogenome covers 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA genes (tRNAs), 2 ribosomal RNA genes (rRNAs), and an A+T rich region. Its gene order is typical for mitogenomes of Lepidoptera. Phylogenetic analysis placed A. lyciades as a sister to Lobocla bifasciatus, the only other Eudaminae with available mitogenome.

Keywords: Coeliadinae; Eudaminae; Lobocla; next-generation sequencing; phylogeny.