Morpho athena

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Morpho athena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Morpho
Species: M. athena
Binomial name
Morpho athena
Otero, 1966 [1]

Morpho athena is a Neotropical butterfly.


Morpho athena is a large white butterfly, very similar to Morpho luna and related species, with a brown narrow band along two-thirds of the costal edge of the forewing. This ends in a hook-shaped mark.


This species is present in Brazil.


  1. ^ Otero, L. S. (1966): Morpho athena sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Morphidae) Atas da Sociedade de Biologia do Rio de Janeiro 10(1), pp. [14-16, 6 figs.]

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