Thyridia

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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)
Subspecies

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Synonyms

Genus:

  • XanthocleisBoisduval, 1870
  • AprotopusKirby, 1871
  • AprotoposKirby, 1871

Species:

  • Papilio psidiiLinnaeus, 1758
  • Xanthocleis psidiiLewis, 1974
  • Thyridia psidiiLamas, 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.

Ithomiini tribe of insects

Ithomiini is a butterfly tribe in the nymphalid subfamily Danainae. Some authors consider the group to be a subfamily (Ithomiinae). These butterflies are exclusively Neotropical, found in humid forests from sea level to 3000 m, from Mexico to Argentina. There are around 370 species in some 40–45 genera.

Jacob Hübner German entomologist

Jacob Hübner was a German entomologist. He was the author of Sammlung Europäischer Schmetterlinge (1796–1805), a founding work of entomology.

Nymphalidae family of insects

The Nymphalidae are the largest family of butterflies with more than 6,000 species distributed throughout most of the world, belonging to the superfamily Papilionoidea. These are usually medium-sized to large butterflies. Most species have a reduced pair of forelegs and many hold their colourful wings flat when resting. They are also called brush-footed butterflies or four-footed butterflies, because they are known to stand on only four legs while the other two are curled up; in some species, these forelegs have a brush-like set of hairs, which gives this family its other common name. Many species are brightly coloured and include popular species such as the emperors, monarch butterfly, admirals, tortoiseshells, and fritillaries. However, the under wings are, in contrast, often dull and in some species look remarkably like dead leaves, or are much paler, producing a cryptic effect that helps the butterflies blend into their surroundings.

Subspecies

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References

  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