Amathusia andamanensis

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Andaman palmking
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Amathusia
Species: A. andamanensis
Binomial name
Amathusia andamanensis
Frühstorfer, 1899[1]

Amathusia andamanensis, the Andaman palmking, is an endemic butterfly found in India that belongs to the Morphinae subfamily of the brush-footed butterflies family.

The Andaman palmking was earlier considered as a subspecies of the palmking (Amathusia phidippus andamanica, Frühstorfer).


The Andaman palmking is found in the Andaman Islands of India.[1]


In 1932, William Harry Evans reported the butterfly as rare.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Amathusia Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Evans, W.H. (1932). The Identification of Indian Butterflies (2nd ed.). Mumbai, India: Bombay Natural History Society. .


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