Geitoneura acantha

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Geitoneura acantha
Ringed Xenica.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Geitoneura
Species: G. acantha
Binomial name
Geitoneura acantha
(Donovan, 1805)
  • Papilio acantha Donovan, 1805[1]
  • Tisiphone acanthe Hübner, 1823[1]
  • Lasiommata ocrea Guest, 1882[1]

Geitoneura acantha, the ringed xenica or eastern ringed xenica,[1] is a species of butterfly belonging to the family Nymphalidae. The species was first described by Edward Donovan as Papilio acantha in 1805. It occurs in the south-eastern mainland of Australia.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Species Geitoneura acantha (Donovan, 1805)". Australian Faunal Directory. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Geitoneura acantha". Atlas of Living Australia. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016.