Ariadne (genus)

This article is about the butterfly genus. For the plant genus, see Ariadne (plant genus).

Ariadne

Ariadne albifascia figure 14

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Order:
Lepidoptera

Family:
Nymphalidae

Subfamily:
Biblidinae

Tribe:
Biblidini

Genus:
Ariadne
Horsfield, [1829]

Synonyms

Ergolis Boisduval, [1836]

Ariadne is a genus of nymphalid butterflies, commonly called castors, found from Sub-Saharan Africa to South-East Asia.[1] The genus was named after Ariadne the daughter of Minos, king of Crete.
Species[edit]
Listed alphabetically:[1]

Ariadne actisanes (Hewitson, 1875)
Ariadne albifascia (Joicey & Talbot, 1921)
Ariadne ariadne (Linnaeus, 1763) – angled castor (India, China, Ceylon, Indonesia)
Ariadne celebensis Holland, 1898
Ariadne enotrea (Cramer, [1779]) – African castor
Ariadne isaeus (Wallace, 1869) – lesser angled castor
Ariadne merione (Cramer, [1777]) – common castor (Ceylon, India, Burma, Malaysia)
Ariadne merionoides (Holland, 1891)
Ariadne obscura (C. & R. Felder, [1867])
Ariadne pagenstecheri (Suffert, 1904) – Pagenstecher’s castor (Cameroon, Rwanda, Burundi, eastern Zaire, Uganda, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania)
Ariadne personata (Joicey & Talbot, 1921)
Ariadne specularia (Fruhstorfer, 1899)
Ariadne taeniata (C. & R. Felder, 1861) (Indonesia)
Ariadne timora (Wallace, 1869) (Timor)

References[edit]

^ a b “Ariadne Horsfield, [1829]” at Markku Savela’s Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 13: Die Afrikanischen Tagfalter. Plate XIII 49

External links[edit]

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Images representing Ariadne at Encyclopedia of Life

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