Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Danaus affinis
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 12
Species With Barcodes: 1
This is a highly variable species. In its range, which stretches from Thailand to the Philippines and southwards through Indonesia to Melanesia and northeastern Australia, it has at least around 30, possibly many more subspecies (Evans 1932, Smith et al. 2005). Its closest relative is the White Tiger, Danaus melanippus (Smith et al. 2005).
- Evans, W.H. (1932): The Identification of Indian Butterflies (2nd edition). Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.
- Smith, David A. S.; Lushai, Gugs & Allen, John A. (2005): A classification of Danaus butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) based upon data from morphology and DNA. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 144(2): 191–212. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00169.x (HTML abstract)
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