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Morphinae
Morphinae

The Morphinae are a subfamily of Nymphalidae butterflies that includes the morphos, the owl butterflies (Caligo), and related lineages. It is either considered a sister group of the Satyrinae, or disassembled and included therein.

Systematics


This group sometimes includes the monotypic (sub)tribe Biina, otherwise placed in the Brassolini.[1] This group is the subject of intense study and the following classification is subject to modification.[2]

Listed alphabetically by tribe.[3]

Tribe Amathusiini (sometimes considered a distinct subfamily Amathusiinae):

  • 15 genera, see tribe article

Tribe Brassolini (previously considered a distinct subfamily Brassolinae):

  • 18-19 genera, see tribe article

Tribe Morphini:

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