Vindula arsinoe

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Cruiser
Vindula arsinoe ada MHNT dos.jpg
Male, dorsal view
Vindula arsinoe ada MHNT ventre.jpg
Male, ventral view
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Vindula
Species: V. arsinoe
Binomial name
Vindula arsinoe
(Cramer, 1777)
Subspecies

See text

Vindula arsinoe, the cruiser,[1] is a butterfly from the family Nymphalidae. It ranges from the Maluku Islands and New Guinea to the Solomon Islands and Queensland. It is sexually dimorphic.

Subspecies[edit]

Listed alphabetically:[2][3]

  • V. a. ada (Butler, 1874) – (Banks Island, Cape York - Mackay)
  • V. a. adina (Fruhstorfer, 1906) – (Waigeu)
  • V. a. arsinoe (Cramer, [1777]) – (Ambon, Serang, Saparua)
  • V. a. bosnikensis (Joicey & Noakes, 1915) – (Biak)
  • V. a. catenes (Godman & Salvin, 1888) – (Solomons (Santa Anna Island))
  • V. a. clodia (Godman & Salvin, 1888) – (Solomons (Ulana Island))
  • V. a. dampierensis (Rothschild, 1915) – (Dampier Island)
  • V. a. figalea (Fruhstorfer, 1904) – (Obi)
  • V. a. insularis (Godman & Salvin, 1877) – (New Britain, Duke of York group)
  • V. a. lemina (Ribbe, 1898) – (New Ireland)
  • V. a. meforica (Fruhstorfer, 1906) – (Noemfoor Island)
  • V. a. melena (Fruhstorfer, 1899) – (New Ireland)
  • V. a. moluccana Nieuwenhuis – (northern Moluccas?)
  • V. a. pisidike (Fruhstorfer, 1903) – (Fergusson, Goodenough, Normanby Island)
  • V. a. polykaste (Fruhstorfer, 1903) – (Trobriand Island)
  • V. a. rebeli (Fruhstorfer, 1906) – (West Irian - Papua)
  • V. a. rookiana (Strand, 1916) – (Rook Island)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbison-Evans, Don. "Vindula arsinoe". University of Technology, Sydney. Archived from the original on 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Vindula Hemming, 1934" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  3. ^ http://anic.ento.csiro.au/entomid-png/taxon_details.asp?BiotaID=8101

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