Neomyrina

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Neomyrina
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Neomyrina
Distant, 1884
Species: N. nivea
Binomial name
Neomyrina nivea
(Godman & Salvin, 1878)[1]

Neomyrina is a butterfly genus in the family Lycaenidae. It is monotypic, containing only the species Neomyrina nivea.[2] Neomyrina nivea was described by Godman and Salvin in 1878. It is found in the Indomalayan realm .[3]

Subspecies[edit]

  • N. n. nivea Belitung
  • N. n. hiemalis (Godman & Salvin, 1878) Thailand, Malaysia
  • N. n. periculosa Fruhstorfer, 1913 S.Burma - Thailand, Peninsular Malaya, Lankawi, Sumatra

Biology[edit]

The larva feeds on Balanocarpus heimii (with ants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godman, F. & Salvin, O., 1878. Catalogue of Lepidoptera collected by Mr. S. N. Walter in the island of Billiton. Rhopalocera. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1878(3): 637-641, pl. 40 .
  2. ^ "Neomyrina Distant, 1884" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  3. ^ Seitz, A., 1912-1927. Die Indo-Australien Tagfalter. Theclinae, Poritiinae, Hesperiidae. Grossschmetterlinge Erde 9: 799-1107, pls. 138-175.