List of butterflies of India (Morphinae)

List of butterflies of India (Morphinae)

This is a list of the butterflies of India belonging to the subfamily Morphinae of the family Nymphalidae and an index to the species articles. This forms part of the full list of butterflies of India (Nymphalidae) which itself forms part of the complete list of butterflies of India.

There are 20 species spanning nine genera which are to be found in Indian limits. However, detailed lepidopterological investigations in the North East of India may locate additional or new species.

Taxa of subfamily Morphinae

Faunis - The Fauns

* Common Faun- "Faunis canens" Hübner, 1826
* Common Faun "Faunis arcesilaus" (Fabricius, 1787). Also considered as conspecific with "Faunis carens" above. If separate, may be called as "Indian Faun" instead.
* Assam Faun, "Faunis assama" (Westwood, 1858)
* Large Faun, "Faunis eumeus" (Drury, 1773)

Aemona - The Dryads

* Yellow Dryad, "Aemona amathusia" (Hewitson , 1867)

ticopthalma - The Junglequeens

* Northern Jungle Queen "Stichophthalma camadeva" (Westwood, 1848)
* Chocolate Jungle Queen "Stichophthalma nourmahal" (Westwood, 1851)
* Manipur Jungle Queen "Stichophthalma sparta" De Nicéville, 1889

Thaumantis - The Jungleglories

* Jungle Glory "Thaumantis diores" Doubleday, 1845

Thauria - The Jungleking

* Jungleking "Thauria lathyi" Frühstorfer, 1902

Amathusia - The Palmkings

* Palmking, "Amathusia phidippus" (Linnaeus, 1763)
* Andaman Palmking, "Amathusia andamanensis" Frühstorfer, 1899

Amathuxidia - The Kohinoor

* Koh-i-noor "Amathuxidia amythaon" (Doubleday, 1847)

Discophora - The Duffers

* Banded Duffer, "Discophora deo" De Nicéville, 1898
* Southern Duffer, "Discophora lepida" (Moore, 1857)
* Common Duffer, "Discophora sondaica" Boisduval, 1836
* Great Duffer, "Discophora timora" Westwood, 1850

Enispe - The Caliphs

* Blue Caliph "Enispe cycnus" Westwood, 1851
* Red Caliph "Enispe euthymius" (Doubleday, 1845)
* "Enispe intermedia" Rothschild, 1916. A name Intermediate Caliph is proposed.



* [| Savela, Marrku. "" Site on Lepidoptera Taxonomy - page on subfamily Morphinae (family Nymphalidae). Accessed on 20 May 2007.]


* Evans, W.H. (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies. (2nd Ed), Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.
* Gaonkar, Harish (1996) Butterflies of the Western Ghats, India (including Sri Lanka) - A Biodiversity Assessment of a threatened mountain system. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society.
* Haribal, Meena (1994) Butterflies of Sikkim Himalaya and their Natural History.
* Wynter-Blyth, M.A. (1957) Butterflies of the Indian Region, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.

ee also

*List of butterflies of India
*List of butterflies of India (Nymphalidae)

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