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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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: Morphinae
Tribus: Amathusiini
Genus: Xanthotaenia
Species: X. batuensis – X. burra – X. busiris – X. obscura – X. polychroma – X. sadija
Xanthotaenia Westwood, 1858

Xanthotaenia is a monotypic butterfly genus in the family Nymphalidae.[2] Its single species is Xanthotaenia busiris, the yellow-banded nymph. They can be identified by a yellow strip along their forewings.[3]


The larvae feed on Calamus, while adults spend most of their lives at ground level usually near ginger, around Faunis canens butterflies. It is semi-crepuscular in behavior.[4]

The Xanthotaenia are primarily found around Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo, in tropical rainforests at elevations between 100–300 m.


Xanthotaenia busiris busiris (southern Burma: Teanasserim, Thailand, Peninsular Malaya, Sumatra)
Xanthotaenia busiris burra Stichel, 1906 (Borneo, Natuna Islands)
Xanthotaenia busiris obscura Butler, 1883 (Nias)
Xanthotaenia busiris polychroma Hagen, 1898 (Mentawai)


"Xanthotaenia Westwood, 1858" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
"Xanthotaenia busiris". Retrieved 10 November 2012.
"Xanthotaenia busiris". Retrieved 10 November 2012.
"The Uncertain Satyr". Retrieved 10 November 2012.

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