Neha Patil

Microtia (butterfly)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Nymphalinae
Scientific name  Microtia
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Nymphalidae
Tribe  Melitaeini
Higher classification  Melitaeini
Similar  Butterfly, Nymphalidae, Butterflies and moths, Nymphalinae, Anthanassa

Microtia is a monophyletic genus of butterflies from southern United States and Central America in the family Nymphalidae that contains the species elf (Microtia elva). Larvae of this species feed on Tetramerium and other species in the family Acanthaceae.

Subspecies

  • M. e. elva (Guatemala, Nicaragua)
  • M. e. horni Rebel, 1906 (Mexico, Oaxaca)
  • References

    Microtia (butterfly) Wikipedia


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