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Marpesia chiron

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Cyrestinae
Tribus: Cyrestini
Genus: Marpesia
Species: Marpesia chiron
Subspecies: M. c. chiron – M. c. chironides – M. c. marius

Marpesia chiron (Fabricius, 1775)

Type locality:


Papilio chiron Fabricius, 1775


Fabricius, 1775, Syst. Ent.: 452.

English: Banded Daggerwing

Marpesia chiron, the many-banded daggerwing, is a species of daggerwings, map butterflies in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Central America, North America, and South America.[1][2][3]

The MONA or Hodges number for Marpesia chiron is 4549.[4]
Many-banded daggerwing, Marpesia chiron
Many-banded daggerwing, Marpesia chiron


These two subspecies belong to the species Marpesia chiron:

Marpesia chiron chiron
Marpesia chiron insularis Fruhstorfer


"Marpesia chiron Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
"Marpesia chiron". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-24.
"Marpesia chiron species Information". Retrieved 2019-09-24.

"North American Moth Photographers Group, Marpesia chiron". Retrieved 2019-09-24.

Further reading

Pohl, Greg; Patterson, Bob; Pelham, Jonathan (2016). Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico (Report). doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2186.3287.

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