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Acrophtalmia C. Felder & R. Felder 1861

Andrew V. Z. Brower
Containing group: Ragadiina


A. albofasciata, A. artemis, A. leto, A. luzonica and A. yamashitai occur in the Philippines, A. leuce and A. windorum occur on Sulawesi and Sula, and A. chione occurs in the Moluccas and western Irian Jaya (Tennent et al. 2010). Unlike most satyrines, known larval hosts of Acrophtalmia species are members of the lycophyte genus Selaginella. Vane-Wright & de Jong (2003) consider that A. leuce and A. windorum may be a single species.


Bridges CA. 1988. Catalogue of family-group and genus-group names (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Charles A. Bridges, Urbana, IL.

Tennent WJ, Miller JY & Rawlins A. 2010. Distribution of Acrophtalmia chione Felder & Felder 1867, with descriptions of two new subspecies from eastern Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 162: 1-7.

Uemura Y. & Yamaguchi S. 1982. A revisional study on the genus Acrophtalmia Felder (C.) & Felder (R.) (Lepidoptera: Satyridae). Memoirs of the Tsukuda Collection 4: 26-37, plates 5-6.

Vane-Wright RI, and de Jong R. 2003. The butterflies of Sulawesi: annotated checklist for a critical island fauna. Zoologische Verhandelingen 343: 1-267.

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