Microtia (butterfly)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Melitaeini
Genus: Microtia
Bates, 1864
Species: M. elva
Binomial name
Microtia elva
Bates, 1864
  • Microtia elva f. draudti Röber, [1914]

Microtia is a monophyletic genus of butterflies from southern USA and Central America in the family Nymphalidae that contains the species Elf (Microtia elva).[1]


  • M. e. elva (Guatemala, Nicaragua)
  • M. e. horni Rebel, 1906 (Mexico, Oaxaca)


  1. ^ Microtia, funet.fi