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Elymnias

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The palmflies are a common Asian butterfly genus found from India to the Solomon Islands. The caterpillars mimic leaves which they feed on. The adults mimic certain species (for example: E. cumaea looks like Melanitis leda).

Species

Listed alphabetically.[2]

Formerly in Elymnias:

Mimicry

Several species are mimics:

References

  1. ^ Hübner, 1818 Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge, Vol. 1 [1808-] 1818 Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 1 : [1-3], 4-6, [7], 8-32, [33-40], : pl. [1-2], f. 1-12 (1808 - 1809), : pl. [3-25], f. 13-146 (1809 - 1813), : pl. [26-35], f. 147-200 (1814 - 1818)
  2. ^ "Elymnias Hübner, 1818" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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Elymnias: Brief Summary

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The palmflies are a common Asian butterfly genus found from India to the Solomon Islands. The caterpillars mimic leaves which they feed on. The adults mimic certain species (for example: E. cumaea looks like Melanitis leda).

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