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Melantho tigerwing
Melantho Tigerwing (Thyridia psidii).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Tribe: Ithomiini
Genus: Thyridia
Hübner, 1816
Species: T. psidii
Binomial name
Thyridia psidii
(Linnaeus, 1758)

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  • Xanthocleis Boisduval, 1870
  • Aprotopus Kirby, 1871
  • Aprotopos Kirby, 1871


  • Papilio psidii Linnaeus, 1758
  • Xanthocleis psidii Lewis, 1974
  • Thyridia psidii Lamas, 1999

Thyridia is a monotypic[1] genus of clearwing (ithomiine) butterflies, named by Jacob Hübner in 1816. Its only species is Thyridia psidii, the Melantho tigerwing or clapping ticlear.[2] It is in the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae and is found in the Neotropical zone.


Arranged alphabetically:

  • T. p. aedesia Doubleday, [1847]
  • T. p. cetoides (Rosenberg & Talbot, 1914)
  • T. p. hippodamia (Fabricius, 1775)
  • T. p. ino C. & R. Felder, 1862
  • T. p. melantho Bates, 1866[3]
  • T. p. pallida Godman & Salvin, 1898
  • T. p. psidii (Linnaeus, 1758)


  1. ^ "Thyridia Hübner, 1816" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Glassberg, Jeffrey. (2007). A Swift Guide to Butterflies of Mexico and Central America. Sunstreak Books Inc. p.144.
  3. ^ Thyridia psidii melantho H. Bates, 1866 (Melantho Tigerwing), Butterflies of America