The complete mitogenome of Euschemon rafflesia (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae)

Mitochondrial DNA B Resour. 2017;2(1):136-138. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2017.1292478. Epub 2017 Feb 23.


We assembled a complete mitochondrial genome of a unique Australian skipper butterfly Euschemon rafflesia (Hesperiidae) from next generation sequencing reads. The 15,447 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 places Euschemon rafflesia as a sister to the rest of Hesperiidae except Coeliadinae.

Keywords: Coeliadinae; Euschemoninae; Next-generation sequencing; frenulum; phylogeny.