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Ideopsis gaura perakana, ♀, W. Malaysia, Alan Cassidy photo.


Taxonavigation: Papilioniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
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
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsectio: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea
Series: Papilioniformes

Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Danainae
Tribus: Danaini
Subtribus: Danaina
Genus: Ideopsis
Species: I. fojana – I. gaura – I. hewitsonii – I. juventa – I. klassika – I. oberthurii – I. similis – I. vitrea – I. vulgaris


Ideopsis Horsfield, [1858], in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. lep. Ins. Mus. East India Coy (1): 133

Type species: Idea gaura (=Ideopsis gaura) Horsfield, [1829]: pl. 6, fig. 1. By selection of Scudder, 1875: 195.


  • Radena Moore, [1881]; Lepid. Ceylon 1 (1): 3. TS: Papilio similis Linnaeus
  • Gamana Moore, 1883: 220. TS: Idea daos Boisduval
  • Aianthis Fruhstorfer, 1910: 217. TS: Danais anapis C. & R. Felder


  • Ackery & Vane-Wright, 1984. Milkweed butterflies: Their cladistics and biology. British Museum (Natural History), London.
  • Fruhstorfer, H., 1909-1923. In Seitz, A., Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 9. Stuttgart. reference page 
  • Horsfield, 1828–1829. A descriptive catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the museum of the Honourable East India Company. 144 pp., 8 pls. London. text, plates. reference page 
  • Horsfield, T., [1858]. in Moore, F. & Horsfield, T. Catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the Museum of the Honourable East India Company, Vol. 1 i-v, 1-14, 17-278, i-iv, 1-11; pls 1-12, 1a-6a. London. reference page 
  • Moore, F., 1881. Lepidoptera of Ceylon Volume 1. L. Reeve & Co., London. 190 pp. 71 pls. reference page 
  • Moore, F., 1883. A Monograph of Linnaina and Euploeina, two Groups of Diurnal Lepidoptera belonging to the Subfamily Euploeinae, with Descriptions of new Genera and Species. Parts 1 Linnaina: 201-252 & 2 Euploeina: 253-324, pls 29-32. BHL1, BHL2 plates. reference page 
  • Peggie, D. , R.I. Vane-Wright & H. van Mastrigt, 2009: A new member of the Ideopsis gaura superspecies (Lepidoptera: Danainae) from the Foja Mountains, Papua, Indonesia. SUGAPA (Suara Serangga Papua) 3(4): 1-18.
  • Scudder, S. H., 1875. Historical sketch of the generic names proposed for butterflies. Proc. amer. Soc. Arts Sci. Boston. 10: 91-293.
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