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Mylothris Hübner 1819

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Mylothris poppea butterfly
Containing group: Aporiina


Mylothris is a large genus endemic to the afrotropical region.

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The putative genus Pseudomylothris Neustetter, 1929, was described based upon a specimen of Mylothris leonora Krüger, 1928, determined by Vane-Wright and Liseki (2011) to have aberrant wing venation compared to conspecific individuals which exhibit venation typocal of the genus Mylothris.. 

Other Names for Mylothris Hübner 1819


Ackery PR, Smith CR, and Vane-Wright RI eds. 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies. Canberra: CSIRO.

Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.

Vane-Wright, R.I.,Liseki, S.D. 2011. On the status of Pseudomylothris Neustetter, a supposed endemic butterfly genus from the Uluguru Mountains of Tanzania (Lepidoptera: Pieridae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 44, 85-93.

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Mylothris poppea butterfly
Scientific Name Mylothris poppea ?
Location Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By self
Behavior "Puddling" on wet soil
Sex Male
Life Cycle Stage Adult
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