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Hyantis hodeva
Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies Drusilla & Hyantis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Elymniini
Genus: Hyantis
Hewitson, 1862
Species: H. hodeva
Binomial name
Hyantis hodeva
Hewitson, 1862[1]
  • Hyantis infumata Staudinger, 1894
  • Hyantis melanomata Staudinger, 1894
  • Hyantis albiplaga Rothschild, 1916
  • Hyantis hodeva albiplaga ab. pallida Rothschild, 1916
  • Hyantis hageni Röber, 1903
  • Hyantis microphthalma Heller, 1894
  • Hyantis xanthophthalma Röber, 1903

Hyantis is a monotypic nymphalid butterfly genus in the group morphinae. They resemble Taenaris as they mimic them. Its one species is Hyantis hodeva.

Due to recent molecular analysis (Peña et al.) and differences in both wing venation structure and larval morphology, It is clear that Hyantis is different from the other members of the Amathusiini, however its placement in Elymniini is uncertain.[2]


  • Hyantis hodeva hodeva (Waigeu)
  • Hyantis hodeva helvola Stichel, 1905 (north-western Irian)
  • Hyantis hodeva fuliginosa Grose-Smith, 1898 (southern New Guinea to Papua New Guinea)


  1. ^ "Hyantis Hewitson, 1862" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Elymniini Herrich-Schaeffer 1864 at the Tree of Life web project

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