Faunis

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Faunis
CleromeArcesilaus162 1.jpg
Faunis arcesilaus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Morphinae
Tribe: Amathusiini
Genus: Faunis
Hübner, [1819]
Type species
Papilio eumeus
Drury, [1773]
Species

About 14 species, including:

Synonyms
  • Clerome Westwood, [1850]

Faunis is a genus of Asian butterflies in the family Nymphalidae. They are among the butterflies commonly known as fauns. They are relatively small-sized amathusiins, subtly colored in soft browns and violets, and range from China to the Philippines and Sulawesi.

Larvae are found on Musa, Smilax, and Pandanus host plants.[1]

Many forms, whether species or subspecies, are restricted to islands and are probably vulnerable.[2]

Species list[edit]

Based on Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Years given are the actual publication dates where known.

  • Faunis Hübner, 1819 (= Clerome Westwood, 1850)
    • Faunis aerope (Leech, 1890)
      • Faunis aerope aerope (Leech, 1890)
      • Faunis aerope excelsa Fruhstorfer, 1911
      • Faunis aerope masseyeffi Brooks, 1949
      • Faunis aerope longpoensis Huang, 2001
    • Faunis arcesilaus (Fabricius, 1787) originally Papilio arcesilaus Fabricius, 1787
    • Faunis assama (Westwood, 1858)
    • Faunis canens Hübner, 1826
      • Faunis canens canens Hübner, 1826
      • Faunis canens arcesilas Stichel, 1933
      • Faunis canens borneensis Fruhstorfer
      • Faunis canens pallidior Hagan
      • Faunis canens samadhi Fruhstorfer
      • Faunis canens niasana Fruhstorfer
    • Faunis eumeus (Drury, 1773) originally Papilio eumeus Drury, 1773
      • Faunis eumeus eumeus (Drury, 1773)
      • Faunis eumeus incerta Staudinger
    • Faunis gracilis (Butler, 1867) originally Clerome gracilis Butler, 1867
    • Faunis kirata (de Nicéville, 1891) originally Clerome kirata de Nicéville, 1891
    • Faunis menado (Hewitson, 1863)
      • Faunis menado menado (Hewitson, 1863)
      • Faunis menado pleonasma Röber
      • Faunis menado chitone Hewitson
      • Faunis menado intermedia Röber
      • Faunis menado syllus Fruhstorfer
      • Faunis menado suluana Fruhstorfer
    • Faunis phaon Erichson, 1834
      • Faunis phaon leucis (Felder & Felder, 1861)[3]
      • Faunis phaon phaon Erichson, 1834
      • Faunis phaon lurida Felder
      • Faunis phaon ikonion Fruhstorfer
      • Faunis phaon sibuyanensis Yamaguchi & Aoki
    • Faunis sappho Semper, 1878
      • Faunis sappho sappho Semper, 1878
      • Faunis sappho kleis Semper
      • Faunis sappho ameinokleia Fruhstorfer
    • Faunis stomphax (Westwood, 1858)
      • Faunis stomphax stomphax (Westwood, 1858)
      • Faunis stomphax plateni Staudinger
Faunis canens canens 1.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eliot (ed.), Corbet & Pendlebury. (1992). The Butterflies of The Malay Peninsula, 4th Edition, ISBN 983-9681-05-2.
  2. ^ Koh, L. P., Sodhi, N. S., & Brook, B. W. (2004). Co-extinctions of tropical butterflies and their hostplants. Biotropica, 36(2), 272-274.
  3. ^ Schroeder & Treadaway. (2005). Nymphalidae IX: Amathusiini of the Philippine Islands. Butterflies of the world, 20: 2, pl. 2, f. 1-7.

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