Parthenos (butterfly)

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Parthenos, the clippers, are a genus of butterflies found in Southeast Asia.

Clipper butterflies
Parthenos sylvia philippensis.jpg
Parthenos sylvia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Genus: Parthenos
Hübner, [1819]

Three, see text


Listed alphabetically:[1]

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Parthenos aspila Honrath, 1888 New Guinea clipper[2] endemic to New Guinea and adjacent islands.
  Parthenos sylvia Cramer, 1776 clipper widespread, occurring from Assam and Burma to Sri Lanka, Indochina, the Philippines, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Parthenos tigrina Vollenhoven, 1866 New Guinea clipper[3] New Guinea and adjacent islands


  1. ^ "Parthenos Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ New Guinea Clipper, Project Noah
  3. ^ New Guinea Clipper, Learn about Butterflies

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