Eurema

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Eurema
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Eurema blanda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Genus: Eurema
Hübner, [1819]
Type species
Eurema daira
Cramer, 1780
Species

c. 70 spp., see text

Synonyms
  • Abaeis Hübner, [1819]
  • Terias Swainson, [1821]
  • Xanthidia Boisduval & Le Conte, [1829]
  • Lucidia Lacordaire, 1833
  • Heurema Agassiz, [1847]
  • Pyrisitia Butler, 1870
  • Sphaenogona Butler, 1870
  • Maiva Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893
  • Kibreeta Moore, [1906]
  • Nirmula Moore, [1906]
  • Teriocolias Röber, [1909]
Eurema blanda- Three-spot Grass Yellow
Eurema brigitta- Small Grass Yellow
Eurema hecabe- Common Grass Yellow

Eurema is a widespread genus of grass yellow butterflies in the family Pieridae.

Species range from Asia, Africa, Australia, and Oceania, to the New World. The type species is the North American Barred Yellow (Eurema daira).

There are over 70 species in the genus, but more than 300 synonymous names have been applied to them. Some species, such as the common African grass yellow, E. hecabe, have over 80 synonyms. The genus itself has over 15 junior generic synonyms. This is the price of being a widespread taxon, as well as a zoogeographical problem.

Species[edit]

Listed alphabetically within groups.[1]

Species group:

Species group abaeis:

Species group pyrisitia:

Species-group teriocolias:

Unknown species group

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurema, page on Markku Savela's butterfly website

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