Marpesia (butterfly)

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Marpesia
Marpesia zerynthia.jpg
Marpesia zerynthia in the Venezuelan Andes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Cyrestinae
Genus: Marpesia
Hübner, 1818[1]
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • Athena Hübner, [1819]
  • Euglyphus Billberg, 1820
  • Marius Swainson, [1830]
  • Petreus Swainson, [1833]
  • Megalura Blanchard, 1840
  • Timetes Doubleday, 1844
  • Tymetes Doyère, [1840]
  • Tymetes Boisduval, [1846]
  • Timetes Boisduval, 1870 (preocc. Timetes Doubleday, 1844)
  • Eumargareta Grote, 1898

Marpesia is a butterfly genus in the family Nymphalidae. The species of this genus are found in the Neotropical and Nearctic realms.

Species[edit]

The genus includes the following species, listed alphabetically:[1][2][3]

  • Marpesia berania (Hewitson, 1852) – amber daggerwing (Mexico, Colombia Ecuador, Brazil (Amazonas), Peru, Honduras)
  • Marpesia chiron (Fabricius, 1775) – many-banded daggerwing (southern United States, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico to Ecuador, Suriname)
  • Marpesia corinna (Latreille, [1813]) – Corinna daggerwing (Colombia, Peru)
  • Marpesia corita (Westwood, 1850) – orange-banded daggerwing (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras)
  • Marpesia crethon (Fabricius, 1776) – Crethon daggerwing (Suriname, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela)
  • Marpesia egina (Bates, 1865) – Egina daggerwing (Brazil (Amazonas), Peru)
  • Marpesia eleuchea Hübner, 1818 – Antillean daggerwing (Cuba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Antilles)
  • Marpesia furcula (Fabricius, 1793) – sunset daggerwing (Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil (Amazonas), Argentina)
  • Marpesia harmonia (Klug, 1836) – pale daggerwing or Harmonia daggerwing (Mexico)
  • Marpesia livius (Kirby, 1871) – Livius daggerwing (Mexico to Panama, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador)
  • Marpesia marcella (C. & R. Felder, 1861) – pansy daggerwing (Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru)
  • Marpesia merops (Doyère, [1840]) – dappled daggerwing (Guatemala to Bolivia)
  • Marpesia orsilochus (Fabricius, 1776) – Orsilochus daggerwing (Suriname, Brazil)
  • Marpesia petreus (Cramer, [1776]) – ruddy daggerwing (United States (Texas, Florida), Guadelope, Mexico)
  • Marpesia themistocles (Fabricius, 1793) – Norica daggerwing (Ecuador, Peru, Brazil (Amazonas))
  • Marpesia tutelina (Hewitson, 1852) – Tutelina daggerwing (Brazil (Amazonas))
  • Marpesia zerynthia Hübner, [1823] – waiter daggerwing (United States (Texas), Colombia, Peru, Ecuador Brazil (Bahia))

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marpesia Hübner, 1818" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Jeffrey Glassberg (2007). A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Sunstreak Books Inc. ISBN 978-1-4243-0915-3. p.117.
  3. ^ Learn About Butterflies