Immature stages of Neptis reducta Fruhstorfer, 1908 (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Neptini): Morphology, ecology and food specialty

Yu Feng Hsu, Chen Chih Lu, Hang Chi Huang, Jia Yuan Liang, Chia Lung Huang

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Neptis reducta Fruhsorfer, 1908 is currently recognized as a nymphalid butterfly found only in Taiwan and Thailand, with previously recorded larval hostplant and immature biology involving mis-identifications. The present study recognizes Aphananthe aspera (Cannabaceae) as the sole larval hostplant for N. reducta, and the nymphalid butterfly is the first known lepidopterous insect specialized on Aphananthe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-577
Number of pages9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1



  • Aphananthe aspera
  • Cannabaceae
  • Hostplant
  • Life history
  • Neptis nata
  • Neptis sappho

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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