Tigridia acesta

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Tigridia acesta
Tiger beauty (Tigridia acesta tapajona).JPG
T. a. tapajona, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Family:
Tribe:
Coeini (disputed)
Genus:
Tigridia

Hübner, 1819
Species:
T. acesta
Binomial name
Tigridia acesta
Synonyms

Papilio acesta Linnaeus, 1758



Tigridia acesta, the tiger beauty, is a butterfly of the monotypic genus Tigridia in the family Nymphalidae found from Mexico to South America.[1]

It is sometimes placed in the tribe Coeini and sometimes in the tribe Nymphalini.

Subspecies[edit]

  • T. a. acesta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mexico)
  • T. a. columbina (Neustetter, 1929) (Colombia)
  • T. a. fulvescens (Butler, 1873) (Peru, Ecuador)
  • T. a. latifascia (Butler, 1873) (Colombia)
  • T. a. ochracea (Bryk, 1953) (Peru)
  • T. a. tapajona (Butler, 1873) (Brazil)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tigridia Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms