Morphinae is a subfamily of Nymphalidae butterflies that includes the morphos, the owl butterflies (Caligo) and related lineages. It is either considered a sister group of the Satyrinae, or disassembled and included therein.
This group sometimes includes the monotypic (sub)tribe Biina, otherwise placed in the Brassolini. This group is the subject of intense study and the following classification is subject to modification.
Listed alphabetically by tribe.
Tribe Amathusiini (sometimes considered a distinct subfamily Amathusiinae):
- 15 genera (see subfamily article)
- 18-19 genera, see subfamily article
- Freitas et al. (2002)
- Morphinae, funet.fr
- Freitas, A. V. L., Debra L. Murray, D. L., and Brown, K. S., Jr. 2002. Immatures, natural history and the systematic position of Bia actorion (Nymphalidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56(3): 117-122, 2 figs. (11 October) (Bia placed in Satyrinae)
- Lamas, G. (Ed.). (2004). Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 4A. Hesperioidea-Papilionoidea. Gainesville: Association for Tropical Lepidoptera. ISBN 094541728.