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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Danaus affinis

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Danaus affinis

Swamp tiger, Bribie Island, SE Queensland, Australia

Danaus affinis, the Malay tiger or swamp tiger, is a butterfly found in tropical Asia. It belongs to the "crows and tigers", that is, the danaine group of the brush-footed butterflies family.

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.[1][2] Its closest relative is the white tiger, Danaus melanippus.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, W.H. (1932). The Identification of Indian Butterflies (2nd edition). Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.
  2. ^ a b 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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