Memphis (genus)

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Museum specimen of Memphis moruus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Charaxinae
Tribe: Anaeini
Genus: Memphis
Hübner, [1819][1]

many, see text

  • Corycia Hübner, [1825][1]
  • Cymatogramma Doubleday, [1849]
  • Cymatogramma Westwood, [1850]
  • Rydonia Salazar & Constantino, 2001
  • Annagrapha Salazar & Constantino, 2001
  • Anaea

Memphis, described by Jacob Hübner in 1819, is a Neotropical nymphalid butterfly genus in the subfamily Charaxinae.

There are 61 species in the genus.[2] All are Neotropical and the undersides of the wings closely resemble dead leaves. In the past Memphis was considered a subgenus of Anaea.


Listed alphabetically within groups.[1]

Species-group pasibula:

Species-group aureola:

Species-group verticordia:

Species-group arginussa:

Species-group hedemanni:

Species-group glauce:

Species-group appias:

Species-group polycarmes:

Species-group moruus:

Species-group eribotes:

Species-group iphis:




  1. ^ a b c Memphis,
  2. ^ Lamas, G. (2004). Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Glassberg, Jeffrey. (2007). A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Sunstreak Books Inc. pp.124-127.
  4. ^ Memphis eurypyle, Butterflies and Moths of North America

External links[edit]

Data related to Memphis at Wikispecies