EuploeaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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The genus Euploea ranges from the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean to the Fiji Islands, Samoa and Tahiti. Most species are medium-sized brownish butterflies with bands of marginal white spots, while some are strikingly irridescent blue/purple. Many of the larger Australasian islands are home to mimetic assemblages of Euploea spp.. Larval host plants include the families Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae and Moraceae.
Ackery PR, and Vane-Wright RI. 1984. Milkweed butterflies. British Museum (Natural History), London.
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- First online 05 October 2006
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Brower, Andrew V. Z. 2007. Euploea http://tolweb.org/Euploea/70704/2007.03.30 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 30 March 2007 (under construction).