Amauris

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Amauris
Amauris niavius (ventre).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Genus: Amauris
Hübner, 1816
Synonyms
  • Amaura Geyer, 1837
  • Conoploea Guenée, 1865
  • Cadytis Moore, 1883
  • Berethis Moore, 1883
  • Nebroda Moore, 1883
  • Amaurina Aurivillius, 1910
  • Panamauris Bryk, 1937
  • Egialea Hemming, 1964

Amauris is a genus of nymphalid butterflies in the Danainae subfamily. Amauris niavius niavius, Amauris echeria jacksoni, and Amauris dominicanus are mimicked by Papilio dardanus females. Other mimics of Amauris are found among other Papilios, the nymphaline genus Pseudacraea, and Hypolimnas anthedon.

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