Euryphura porphyrion

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Euryphura porphyrion
E. p. congoensis figures 21-24
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Euryphura
Species: E. porphyrion
Binomial name
Euryphura porphyrion
(Ward, 1871)[1]
  • Euryphene porphyrion Ward, 1871
  • Euryphura (Euryphura) porphyrion
  • Euryphura fontainei Hecq, 1990

Euryphura porphyrion, the Porphyry commander, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] The habitat consists of forests.


  • E. p. porphyrion (Nigeria: Cross River loop, Cameroon)
  • E. p. congoensis Joicey & Talbot, 1921 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Uele, Tshopo, Equateur, Sankuru)
  • E. p. fontainei Hecq, 1990 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: central basin)
  • E. p. grassei Bernardi, 1965 (Gabon, Congo)


  1. ^ "Euryphura Staudinger, [1891]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Adoliadini