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Noreppa

Noreppa
Noreppa chromus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Charaxinae
Tribe: Preponini
Genus: Noreppa
(Rydon, 1971)
Species: N. chromus
Binomial name
Noreppa chromus
(Guérin-Ménéville, 1844)[1]
Synonyms

Genus:

Species:

  • Nymphalis (Prepona) chromus Guérin-Méneville, [1844]
  • Prepona hercules Doubleday, 1848 (nom. nud.)
  • Prepona hercules Doubleday, [1849]
  • Prepona hercules ab. ochracea (Fassl, 1912)
  • Prepona chromus fassli Röber, 1914
  • Prepona chromus chiliarches Fruhstorfer, 1916
  • Prepona chromus xenarchus Fruhstorfer, 1916
  • Prepona chromus obsoleta Orfila, 1950
  • Prepona chromus f. synchroma Staudinger, 1886

Noreppa is a genus of neotropical charaxine butterflies in the family Nymphalidae, native to Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru and Argentina. It is a monotypic genus. The single species is Noreppa chromus .

The wingspan is about 85 mm.[2] Adults have an iridescent blue patch, which is confined to the discal area of the hindwing. There is also a series of submarginal eyespots.[3]

Subspecies

  • Noreppa chromus chromus (Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina)
  • Noreppa chromus priene (Hewitson, 1869) (Colombia)

Habitat

Montane forest at 1500 to 2000 metres.

Sanguay National Park, Ecuador

Ecozone

Neotropic ecozone

Systematics

  ▼ Preponini

Palla, Noreppa, Anaeomorpha (sometimes in Anaeini)



Archaeoprepona


Prepona


Agrias




Clade showing phylogenetics of Noreppa

References

  1. ^ Noreppa at funet.fi
  2. ^ Parque Nacional Sangay
  3. ^ Tolweb
  • Rydon, AHB. 1971. The systematics of the Charaxidae (Lepidoptera: Nymphaloidea). Entomologist's Record 83: 219-233, 283-287, 310-316, 336-341, 384-388, 6 figs., 4 plates.


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