Butterflies of the World
Part 18: Nymphalidae VIII, Lexias

By Dirk Casteleyn
July 2004
Goecke & Evers
ISBN: 3931374475
32 pages, Illustrated, 9 " x 13 "
$72.50 Paper Original


Most species of the genus Lexias occur commonly in many Asian forests. The problem, however, is correctly to identify them. The purpose of this publication is to help the reader to spot the differences between several "look-alike" species. The genus needs serious revision, but perhaps in the meantime, this book will help to clear up some of the present confusion.

The genus Lexias flies in tropical and subtropical Asia, from North India eastwards through Indo-China, South China and the island of Hainan, while continuing southwards down the Malay Peninsula through most Indonesian islands and the Philippines to Papua New Guinea. The eastern-most limit of distribution appears to be the Bismarck Archipelago. No Lexias species has yet been found in the Solomon Islands.

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