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Eunica mygdonia MHNT ventre.jpg
Male Eunica mygdonia (museum specimen)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae
Tribe: Epicaliini
Genus: Eunica
Hübner, [1819]
Type species
Papilio monima
Stoll, 1782
About 40 species
  • Amycla Doubleday, 1849 (non Rafinesque, 1815: preoccupied)
  • Callianira Doubleday, 1847 (non Péron & Lesueur, 1810: preoccupied)
  • Eunice Geyer, 1832 (non Rafinesque, 1815: preoccupied)
  • Evonyme Hübner, 1819
  • Faunia Poey, 1847 (non Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: preoccupied)
  • Libythina Felder, 1861

Eunica is a genus of nymphalid butterflies found in the Neotropical realm.


E. concordia, Cristalino River, Southern Amazon, Brazil
E. pusilla, Cristalino River, Southern Amazon, Brazil

The genus contains the following species, listed alphabetically:[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Epicaliini, Nymphalidae Study Group website
  2. ^ "Eunica Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  3. ^ Identification Guide - Nymphalidae 1, Butterflies of Amazonia
  • Jenkins, D. W. 1990. Neotropical Nymphalidae. VIII. Revision of Eunica. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 131:1-175.
  • Lamas, G. (ed.) 2004. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. (Checklist: Part 4A, Hesperioidea to Papilionoidea). Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, Florida.

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