Danaus melanippus

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Danaus melanippus lotis

Classis : Insecta 
Ordo : Lepidoptera 
Familia : Nymphalidae 
Subfamilia : Danainae 
Tribus : Danaini 
Genus : Danaus 
Species : D. melanippus 
Danaus melanippus 
Cramer, 1777  

Danaus melanippus (Anglice white tiger) est papilio subfamiliae Danainarum familiae Nymphalidarum, in Asia tropica ab Assamia in India orientali per Asiam Meridio-Orientalem ad meridiem usque ad Indonesiam, et ad orientem usque ad Philippinas et per Sinas meridianas usque ad Taivaniam endemicus (Evans 1932; Smith et al. 2005). Sunt circa quindecim (13–18, secundum auctorem) subspecies, et species artissime cognata est Danaus affinis (Smith et al. 2005).

Bibliographia[recensere | fontem recensere]

  • Evans, W. H. 1932. The Identification of Indian Butterflies. Ed. 2a. Mumbai: Bombay Natural History Society.
  • 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.
  • Gay, Thomas, Isaac Kehimkar, et J. C. Punetha. 1992. Common Butterflies of India. Mumbai: WWF-India et Oxford University Press.
  • Haribal, Meena. 1994. Butterflies of Sikkim Himalaya and their Natural History.
  • Kunte, Krushnamegh. 2005. Butterflies of Peninsular India. Universities Press.
  • Wynter-Blyth, M. A. 1957. Butterflies of the Indian Region. Mumbai: Bombay Natural History Society.
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