Heteropsis narcissus

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Heteropsis narcissus
Henotesia narcissus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Heteropsis
Species: H. narcissus
Binomial name
Heteropsis narcissus
(Fabricius, 1798)[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio narcissus Fabricius, 1798
  • Henotesia narcissus
  • Mycalesis fraterna Butler, 1868
  • Mycalesis evanescens Saalmüller, 1884
  • Culapa borbonica Oberthür, 1916
  • Henotesia borbonica
  • Culapa comorensis Oberthür, 1916
  • Henotesia comorensis
  • Culapa mayottensis Oberthür, 1916
  • Henotesia mayottensis

Heteropsis narcissus is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found on Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion and the Comoros.[2] The habitat consists of forest margins, unnatural grasslands and anthropogenic environments.

The larvae feed on Poaceae species, including Bambusa species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Heteropsis narcissus narcissus (Mauritius, Reunion)
  • Heteropsis narcissus fraterna (Butler, 1868) (Madagascar, Anjouan)
  • Heteropsis narcissus borbonica (Oberthür, 1916) (Reunion)
  • Heteropsis narcissus comorensis (Oberthür, 1916) (Anjouan and Moheli)
  • Heteropsis narcissus salimi (Turlin, 1994) (Grand Comore)
  • Heteropsis narcissus mayottensis (Oberthür, 1916) (Comoro Islands)

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