Ithomia iphianassa

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Ithomia iphianassa
Ithomia iphianassa panamensis.JPG
Ithomia iphianassa panamensis
Ithomiaanaphissa.jpg
Ithomia iphianassa anaphissa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Ithomia
Species: I. iphianassa
Binomial name
Ithomia iphianassa
Doubleday, 1947[1]
Synonyms
  • Dynothea lycaste var. pumensis Reakirt, [1866]
  • Ithomia iphianassa var. panamensis Bates, 1863
  • Dynothea lycaste var. negrèta Reakirt, [1866]
  • Ceratinia boucardi Druce, 1875
  • Ithomia panamensis
  • Ithomia pepita Oberthür, 1879
  • Ithomia anaphissa

Ithomia iphianassa is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Central and northern South America.

The larvae feed on Cuatresia riparia, Cuatresia morii, and Acnistus arborescens.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Ithomia iphianassa iphianassa (Venezuela)
  • Ithomia iphianassa panamensis Bates, 1863 (Panama)
  • Ithomia iphianassa anaphissa Herrich-Schäffer, 1865 (Colombia)
  • Ithomia iphianassa phanessa Herrich-Schäffer, 1865 (Ecuador, Colombia)
  • Ithomia iphianassa alienassa Haensch, 1905 (Colombia)
  • Ithomia iphianassa ethilla Neustetter, 1929 (western Colombia)

In addition, there is one unnamed subspecies from Ecuador.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ithomia at funet