Neptis

The genus Neptis established by Hübner in 1819 is invalid; see Vila (butterfly).
Typical sailers
Neptis saclava
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Tribe: Neptini
Genus: Neptis
Fabricius, 1807
Species

see text.


Neptis is a large genus of butterflies of Old World tropics subtropics[1]. They are commonly called sailer butterflies or sailers, or more precisely typical sailers to distinguish them from the related blue sailers (Pseudoneptis).

Species

Neptis pryeri

Species include:

  • Neptis agonale Pierre-Baltus, 1978.
  • Neptis alta Overlaet, 1955.
  • Neptis alwina Bremer & Grey , 1853.
  • Neptis ananta Moore, 1858 – Yellow Sailer
  • Neptis anjana Moore, 1881 – Rich Sailer
  • Neptis antilope Leech, 1892 – Variegated Sailer
  • Neptis arachne Leech, 1890.
  • Neptis armandia Oberthür, 1876.
  • Neptis aurivillii Schultze, 1913.
  • Neptis beroe Leech, 1890.
  • Neptis biafra Ward, 1871.
  • Neptis brebissonii Boisduval, 1832.
  • Neptis camarensis Schultze, 1917.
  • Neptis carcassoni van Son, 1959 – Carcasson's Streaked Sailer
  • Neptis carpenteri Eltringham, 1922.
  • Neptis cartica Moore, 1872 – Plain Sailer
  • Neptis celebica Moore, 1899.
  • Neptis choui Yuan & Wang, 1994.
  • Neptis clarei Aurivillius, 1912 – Clare's Sailer
  • Neptis clinia Moore, 1872 – Clear Sailer
  • Neptis clinioides de Nicéville, 1894.
  • Neptis columella Neave, 1904.
  • Neptis comorarum Oberthür, 1890.
  • Neptis conspicua Neave, 1904 – Constance's Sailer
  • Neptis constantiae Carcasson, 1961.
  • Neptis continuata Holland, 1892.
  • Neptis cydippe Leech, 1890 – Chinese Yellow Sailer
  • Neptis cymela C. & R. Felder, 1863.
  • Neptis decaryi Le Cerf, 1928.
  • Neptis dejeani Oberthür, 1894.
  • Neptis dentifera Schultze, 1917.
  • Neptis divisa Oberthür, 1908.
  • Neptis dumetorum Boisduval, 1833.
  • Neptis duryodana Moore, 1858.
  • Neptis eltringhami Joicey & Talbot, 1926.
  • Neptis esakii Nomura.
  • Neptis exaleuca Karsch, 1894.
  • Neptis felisimilis Schröder & Treadaway, 1983.
  • Neptis frobenia (Fabricius, 1798).
  • Neptis goochi Trimen, 1879 – (Small) Streaked Sailer
  • Neptis gracilis (Kirsch, 1885).
  • Neptis gratiosa Overlaet, 1955.
  • Neptis guia Chou & Wang, 1994.
  • Neptis harita Moore, 1875 – (Indian) Dingiest Sailer
  • Neptis hesione Leech, 1890.
  • Neptis hylas (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Sailer
  • Neptis ida Moore, 1858.
  • Neptis ilira Kheil, 1884.
  • Neptis incongrua Butler, 1896.
  • Neptis infusa Birket-Smith, 1960.
  • Neptis intermedia Schultze, 1917.
  • Neptis ioannis Eliot, 1959.
  • Neptis jamesoni Godman & Salvin, 1890.
  • Neptis jordani Neave, 1910 – Jordan's Sailer
  • Neptis jumbah Moore, 1857 – Chestnut-streaked Sailer
  • Neptis katama Collins & Larsen, 1991.
  • Neptis kikideli Boisduval, 1833.
  • Neptis kikuyuensis Jackson, 1951 – Kikuyu Sailer
  • Neptis kiriakoffi Overlaet, 1955 – Kiriakoff's Sailer
  • Neptis laeta Overlaet, 1955 – Common Sailer
  • Neptis latvitta Strand, 1909.
  • Neptis lermanni Aurivillius, 1896.
  • Neptis leucoporos Fruhstorfer, 1908.
  • Neptis livingstonei Suffert, 1904.
  • Neptis lugubris Rebel, 1914.
  • Neptis magadha C. & R. Felder, 1867.
  • Neptis mahendra Moore, 1872 – Himalayan Sailer
  • Neptis manasa Moore, 1857 – Pale Hockeystick Sailer
  • Neptis mayottensis Oberthür, 1890.
  • Neptis melicerta (Drury, 1773) – Streaked Sailer
  • Neptis meloria Oberthür, 1906
  • Neptis metalla Doubleday & Hewitson.
  • Neptis metanira Holland, 1892.
  • Neptis metella Doubleday & Hewitson, 1850.
  • Neptis miah Moore, 1858.
  • Neptis mindorana C. & R. Felder, 1863.
  • Neptis mixophyes Holland, 1892.
  • Neptis morosa Overlaet, 1955 – Morose Sailer
  • Neptis namba Tytler, 1915.
  • Neptis nandina Moore, 1858.
  • Neptis narayana Moore, 1858 – Broadstick Sailer
  • Neptis nashona Swinhoe, 1896 – Less Rich Sailer
  • Neptis nata Moore, 1858 – Dirty Sailer
  • Neptis nausicaa de Nicéville, 1897.
  • Neptis nebrodes Hewitson, 1874.
  • Neptis nemetes Hewitson, 1868.
  • Neptis nemorosa Oberthür, 1906.
  • Neptis nemorum Oberthür, 1906.
  • Neptis nicobule Holland, 1892.
  • Neptis nicomedes Hewitson, 1874.
  • Neptis nicoteles Hewitson, 1874.
  • Neptis nina Staudinger, 1896 – Tiny Sailer
  • Neptis nisaea de Nicéville, 1894.
  • Neptis nitetis Hewitson, 1868.
  • Neptis noyala Oberthür, 1906.
  • Neptis nycteus de Nicéville, 1890 – Hockeystick Sailer
  • Neptis nysiades Hewitson, 1868.
  • Neptis occidentalis Rothschild, 1918.
  • Neptis ochracea Neave, 1904.
  • Neptis omeroda Moore, 1875.
  • Neptis pampanga C. & R. Felder, 1863.
  • Neptis paula Staudinger, 1895.
  • Neptis penningtoni van Son, 1977 – Pennington's Sailer
  • Neptis philyra Ménétriés, 1858.
  • Neptis philyroides Staudinger, 1887.
  • Neptis poultoni Eltringham, 1921.
  • Neptis praslini (Boisduval, 1832).
  • Neptis pryeri Butler, 1871.
  • Neptis pseudonamba Huang, 2001.
  • Neptis pseudovikasi (Moore, 1899).
  • Neptis puella Aurivillius, 1894.
  • Neptis radha Moore, 1857 – Great Yellow Sailer
  • Neptis reducta Fruhstorfer, 1908.
  • Neptis rivularis (Scopoli, 1763) – Hungarian Glider
  • Neptis rogersi Eltringham, 1921 – Roger's Sailer
  • Neptis rothschildi Eltringham, 1921.
  • Neptis saclava Boisduval, 1833 – Spotted Sailer
  • Neptis sangangi Huang, 2001.
  • Neptis sankara (Kollar, 1844) – Broad-banded Sailer
  • Neptis sappho (Pallas, 1771) – Common Glider or Pallas' Sailer
  • Neptis satina Grose-Smith, 1894.
  • Neptis sedata Sasaki, 1982.
  • Neptis seeldrayersii Aurivillius, 1895.
  • Neptis serena Overlaet, 1955 – River Sailer
  • Neptis sextilla Mabille, 1882.
  • Neptis sinocartica Chou & Wang, 1994.
  • Neptis soma Moore, 1858 – Sullied Sailer
  • Neptis speyeri Staudinger, 1887.
  • Neptis strigata Aurivillius, 1894.
  • Neptis sunica Eliot, 1969.
  • Neptis swynnertoni Trimen, 1912.
  • Neptis sylvana Oberthür, 1906.
  • Neptis taiwana Fruhstorfer, 1908.
  • Neptis theodora Oberthür, 1906.
  • Neptis thestias Leech, 1892.
  • Neptis thetis Leech, 1890.
  • Neptis trigonophora Butler, 1878 – Barred Sailer
  • Neptis troundi Pierre-Baltus, 1978.
  • Neptis vibusa Semper, 1889.
  • Neptis vikasi Horsfield, 1829 – Dingy Sailer
  • Neptis vindo Pierre-Baltus, 1978.
  • Neptis woodwardi Sharpe, 1899 – Woodward's Sailer
  • Neptis yerburii Butler, 1886 – Yerbury's Sailer
  • Neptis zaida Westwood, 1850 – Pale-green Sailer

References

  1. ^ Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2006. Neptis Fabricius 1807. Neptidomima Holland 1920. Version 09 December 2006[1]