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BUTTERFLY HOUSE BUTTERFLIES

All these butterflies were photographed in the Papiliorama, near Kerzers in Switzerland, but the same species
can be found in tropical butterfly houses around the world.



PAPILIONIDAE
Graphium agamemnon
Tailed jay
India, South-East Asia and Australia
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Graphium agamemnonGraphium agamemnonGraphium agamemnon

Graphium colonna
Black swordtail
Africa
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Graphium colonnaGraphium colonna

Graphium antheus
Larger striped swallowtail
Africa
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Graphium antheus
(this individual has not quite finished pumping up its wings)

Parides arcas (eurimedes)
True cattleheart
Americas
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Parides arcasParides eurimedesParides eurimedes
(note the pink, not white, flecks around the edge of the hindwing)

Parides iphidamas
Iphidamas cattleheart
Americas
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Parides arcasParides arcas - true cattleheartParides zacynthus
Parides iphidamasParides iphidamas
(note the white, not pink, flecks around the edges of the wings)

Parides photinus
Pink-spotted cattleheart
Americas
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Parides photinusParides photinus

Papilio anchisiades
Ruby-spotted swallowtail
Americas
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Parides iphidamasPapilio anchisiadesPapilio anchisiades


Pachliopta aristolochiae
Common rose
India and South.East Asia
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Pachlioptera aristolochiaePachliopta aristolochiae
(large - note red eyes and red on abomen, distinguishing this from Papilio species)

Pachliopta kotzebuea
Pink rose
Philippines
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Pachiloptera kotzebueaPachliopta kotzebueaPachliopta kotzebuea

Atrophaneura semperi
Batwing
South-East Asia
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Atrophaneura semperiAtrophaneura semperiAtrophaneura semperi
Atrophaneura semperi
(first two male, second two female)

Papilio dardanus
Mocker swallowtail
Africa
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Papilio dardanus - white femalePapilio dardanus - white femalePapilio dardanus - orange female
Papilio dardanusPapilio dardanus - mocker swallowtailPapilio dardanus - mocker swallowtail
(First four images female, last two males)

Papilio demodocus
Citrus swallowtail
Africa
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Papilio demodocus

Papilio demoleus
Lime swallowtail
Asia and Australia
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Papilio demodocusPapilio demodocus - citrus swallowtail

Papilio torquatus
Torquatus swallowtail
Central and South America
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Papilio torquatus

Papilio lowi
Great yellow mormon
South-East Asia
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Papilio lowi - malePapilio lowi - malePapilio lowi - female
Papilio lwi - great yellow mormonPapilio lowi
(the first two pictures show males, the next two females, and the last a mating pair)

Papilio nireus
Green-banded swallowtail
Africa
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Papilio nireusPapilio nireusPapilio nireus - green-banded swallowtail
Papilio nireus

Papilio palinurus
Emerald swallowtail
South-East Asia
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Papilio palinurasPapilio palinurus - emerald swallowtailPapilio  palinurus - emerald swallowtail

Papilio paris
Paris peacock
South and South-East Asia
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Papilio paris

Papilio rumanzovia
Scarlet Mormon
Philippines
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Papilio rumanzovia - femalePapilio rumanzovia - femalePapilio rumanzovia - male
(two females, then a male)

Papilio ophidicephalus
Emperor swallowtail
Africa
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Papilio ophidecephalusPapilio ophidicephalusPapilio ophidicephalus

Papilio thoas
King swallowtail
Americas
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Papilio thoas - King swallowtailPapilio thoasPapilio thoas

Papilio constantinus
Constantine's swallowtail
Africa
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Papilio constantinus - Constantine's swallowtailPapilio constantinusPapilio constantinus - Constantine's swallowtail

Papilio polytes
Common mormon
Asia
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Papilio polytes - femalePapilio polytes malePapilio polytes - male
Papilio polytesPaplio polytes - common mormonPapilio polytes - common mormon
(the first pictures shows a female and the others males, except the fifth, which shows both - males may be tailed or untailed)

Papilio nephelus
Yellow Helen
India and South-East Asia
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Papilio helenusPapilio helenusPapilio helenus - red helen
Papilio helenus

Papilio helenus
Red helen
India and South-East Asia
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Papilio helenusPapilio  helenus

Battus polydamas
Polydamus swallowtail
Americas
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Battus polydamasBattus polydamasBattus polydamas

PIERIDAE
Catopsilia scylla
Orange migrant
South-East Asia and Australasia
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Catopsilia scyllaCatopsilia scyllaCatopsilia scylla
(sadly, the only upperside picture I have taken was of a dead insect)

Phoebis philea
Orange-barred sulphur
Americas
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Phoebis philea

Hebomoia glaucippe
Great orange tip
South, East and South-East Asia
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Hebomoia glaucippeHebomoia glaucippe

LYCAENIDAE
Eumaeus toxea
Mexican cycadian
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Eumaeus toxeaEumaeus toxeaEumaeus toxea

NYMPHALIDAE
DANAINAE
Danaus plexippus
Monarch
North America (+ Canaries, Azores, Mediterranean region and New Zealand)
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Danaus plexippusDanaus plexippusDanaus plexippus

Danaus genutia
Indian monarch or Common tiger
India
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Danaus genutia

Danaus chrysippus
Plain tiger
Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia
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Danaus chrysippusDanaus chrysippusDanaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus alcippus
(ssp. alcippus)

Tirulama septentrionis
Dark blue tiger
South and South-East Asia
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Tirumala septentrionisTirumala septentrionis

Ideopsis juventa
Grey glassy tiger
South-East Asia
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Ideopsis juventaIdeopsis juventaIdeopsis juventa

Euploea midamus
Blue-spotted crow
India and South-East Asia
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Euploea midamusEuploea midamus

Idea leuconoe
Paper kite
South-East Asia
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Idea leuconoeIdea leuconoeIdea leuconoe

Amauris ochlea
The novice
South and South-East Africa
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Amauris ochleaAmauris ochlea
(In the second picture, the wings are a little crumpled)

ITHOMIINAE
Tithorea harmonia (note - this one could be mistaken for Heliconius ismenius, below)
Harmonia tigerwing
Mexico to South America
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Tithorea harmoniaTithorea harmonia

Tithorea tarricina
Cream-spotted tigerwing
Mexico to South America
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Tithorea tarricinaTithorea tarricinaTithorea tarricina

Mechanitis polymnia
Orange-spotted tiger clearwing
Mexico to South America
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Mechanitis polymnia

Greta oto
Glasswing
Americas
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Greta otoGreta oto - glasswing

HELICONIINAE
Cethosia cyane
Leopard lacewing
South and East Asia
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Cethosia cyane - leopard lacewingCethosia cyaneCethosia cyane - leopard lacewing

Cethosia biblis
Red lacewing
South and East Asia
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Cethosia biblis - red lacewingCethosia biblis - red lacewingCethosia biblis
Cethosia biblis

Laparus doris
Doris longwing
Central and South America
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Heliconius dorisHeliconius dorisHeliconius doris

Heliconius hecale
Tiger longwing
South America
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Heliconius hecaleHeliconius hecaleHeliconius hecale

Heliconius hewitsoni
Hewitson's longwing
South America
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Heliconius hewitsoniHeliconius hewitsoni

Heliconius ismenius
Ismenius tiger
Central and South America
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Heliconius ismeniusHeliconius ismenius
(subspecies ismenius)
Heliconius ismenius clarescensHeliconius ismenius clarescens
(subspecies clarescens)

Heliconius melpomene
Common postman
Mexico to South America
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Heliconius melpomeneHeliconius melpomene

Heliconius sapho
Sapho longwing
Central America
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Heliconius saphoHeliconius sapho

Heliconius cydno
Cydno longwing
Central America
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Heliconius cydno - Cydno longwingHeliconius cydnoHeliconius cydno
Heliconius cydno

Heliconius sara 
Sara longwing
South America
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Heliconius sara theudelaHeliconius sara magdalenaHeliconius sara magdalena
(the first image is subspecies theudela, the next two subspecies magdalena)

Heliconius hortense
Mexican longwing
Mexico and Central America
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Heliconius hortenseHeliconius hortenseHeliconius hortense

Heliconius charithonius
Zebra longwing
Americas
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Heliconius charitoniusHeliconius charitonius

Heliconius sp.
Heliconius sp.Heliconius sp.

Dryas iulia
The flame
Americas
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Dryas iuliaDryas iuliaDryas iulia

Dryadula phaetusa
Banded orange
Central and South America
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Dryadula phaetusa - banded orangeDryadula phaetusaDryadula phaetusa
Dryadula p haetusa

AMATHUSIINAE
Amathusia phidippus
The palmking
India and South-East Asia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Amathusia phidippusAmathusia phidippus

BRASSOLINAE
Caligo atreus (there is a surprising deep blue sheen on the upperside, a little like a morpho)
Yellow-edged giant owl
South America
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Caligo atreusCaligo atreusCaligo atreus

Caligo memnon
Pale owl
South America
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Caligo memnonCaligo memnon

Caligo eurilochus
Forest giant owl
Mexico and South America
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Caligo eurylochusCaligo eurilochus - forest giant owl

Eryphanis automedon
Automedon giant owl
South America
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Caligo sp.Eryphanis automedon - Automedan giant owl

MORPHINAE
Morpho peleides
Common morpho
Mexico and South America
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PeleidesMorpho peleidesMorpho peleides

Morpho deidamia
Deidamia morpho
South America
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Morpho deidamiaMorpho deidamia

Morpho polyphemus
White morpho
Mexico and Central America
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Morpho polyphemusMorpho polyphemus

Faunis canens
Common faun
South and South-East Asia
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Faunis canens - Common faun
(when it flies, this species has a striking buff upperside)

NYMPHALINAE
Charaxes protoclea azota
Flame-bordered Charaxes
Africa
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Charaxes protocleaCharaxes sp.Charaxes sp.
(First image male, second two female)

Charaxes castor
Giant emperor
Africa
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Charaxes castorCharaxes castor

Charaxes brutus
White-barred emperor
Africa
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Charaxes brutus

Charaxes violetta
Violet-spotted emperor
Africa
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Charaxes violetta

Charaxes fulvescens
Forest pearl Charaxes
Africa
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Charaxes fulvescensCharaxes fulvescens

Fountainea nobilis
Noble leafwing
South America
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Fountainea nobilisFountainea nobilis

Consul fabius
Tiger leafwing
South America
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Fabius consulFabius consulFabius consul
Consul fabius - tiger leafwingConsul fabius

Doleschallia bisaltide
Autumn leafwing
South Asia and Australia
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Doleschallia bisaltideDoleschallia bisaltideDoleschallia bisaltide
Doleschallia bisaltideDoleschallia bisaltideDoleschallia bisaltide

Anartia amathea
Scarlet peacock
South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Anartia amatheaAnartia amatheaAnartia amathea
Anartia amatheaAnartia amathea

Myscelia ethusa
Mexican bluewing
Central and South America
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Myscelia ethusaMyscelia ethusaMyscelia ethusa

Myscelia cyaniris
Blue wave
Central and South America
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Myscelia cyanirisMycelia cyanirisMyscelia cyaniris

Hamadryas laodamia
Starry night cracker
Mexico and South America
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Hamadryas velutinaHamadryas laodamiaHamadryas laodamia
(the first a female, the second two males)

Hamadryas amphinome
Red cracker
Mexico and South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Hamadryas arinomeHamadryas arinome

Hamadryas februa
Grey cracker
Central and South America north to Texas
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Hamadryas februaHamadryas februa

Hamadryas feronia
Variable cracker
Mexico and South America
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Hamadryas feronia

Junonia iphita
Chocolate pansy
Asia
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Junonia iphitaJunonia iphitaJunonia iphita

Junonia atlites
Grey pansy
South Asia
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Junonia atlitesJunonia atlitesJunonia atlites

Junonia almana
Peacock pansy
South Asia
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Junonia almanaJunonia almanaJunonia almana
Junonia almanaJunonia almana
(The pictures show the wet season form. The dry season form has a much plainer underside, like a dead leaf)

Dophla evelina
Red-spot duke
Asia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Dophia evalinaDophia evalina

 Archeoprepona demophon
One-spotted prepona
Mexico, Central America, South America and West Indies
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Archeoprepona demophonArcheoprepona demophon

Archeoprepona demophoon
Two-spotted prepona
Americas
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Propona demophonPrepona demophon

Prepona laertes
Laertes prepona
Central and South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Prepona laertesPrepona laertes

Euthalia aconthea
Common baron
India and South-East Asia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Euthalia aconthea - common baronEuthalia acontheaEuthalia aconthea - common baron

Catonephele numilia
Blue-frosted banner
Central and South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Catonephele numilia - blue-frosted bannerCatonephele numilia - blue-frosted bannerCatonephele numilia
Catonephele numiliaCatonephele numilia
(first two pictures show males, the next three females)

Catonephele acontius
Acontius firewing
South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Catonephele acontius

Biblis hyperia
Red rim
Texas, Central and South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Biblis hyperia

Lexias pardalis
Archduke
South and Sout-East Asia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Lexias pardalis - femaleLexias pardalis - ArchdukeLexias pardalis - Archduke
Lexias pardalis - maleLexias pardalis - male
(the first three pictures are females, the last two males)


Hypolimnas bolina
Great Eggfly
Asia and Australasia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Hypolimnas bolinaHypolimnas bolinaHypolimnas bolina
Hypolimnas bolinaHypolimnas bolina - great eggflyHypolimnas bolina female - great eggfly

Hypolimnas misippus
Danaid Eggfly
Afica, Asia and Australasia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Hypolimnas misippusHypolimnas misippusHypoliimnas misippus
Hypolimnas misippusHypolimnas misippusHypolimnas misippus
(The first three show females, which mimic the plain tiger, Danaus chrysippus, and the second three males)

Kallima inachus
Orange oakleaf
India to Japan
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Kallima inachusKallima inachusKallima inachus

Kallima paralekta
Indian leafwing
Indonesia (not India)
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Kallima paralektaKallima paralektaKallima paralekta
Kallima paralekta

Kallima albofasciata
White oakleaf
Andaman Islands
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Kallima albofasciataKallima albofasciataKallima albofasciata

Siderone galanthis
Scarlet leafwing
Mexico and South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Siderone galanthisSiderone galanthis

Hypna clytemnestra
Jazzy leafwing
Mexico and South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Hypna clytemnestraHypna clytemnestraHypna clytemnestra
(the tail has broken off in the second individual!)

Parthenos sylvia
The Clipper
South and South-East Asia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
The Clipper - Parthenos sylviaParthenos sylviaParthenos sylvia

Vindula dejone
Malay cruiser
South and South-East Asia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Vindula arsinoeVindula arsinoeVindula arsinoe
Vindula dejoneVindula dejoneVindula dejone
The first four pictures show males, the last two a female. I previously had the males listed as V. arsinoe

Phalanta phalantha
The common leopard
Africa and South Asia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Phalanta phalanthaPhalanta phalantha

Euxanthe eurinome
Common forest queen
Africa
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Euxanthe eurinome

Euxanthe tiberius
Africa
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Euxanthe tiberiusEuxanthe tiberius

Neptis hylas
Common sailor
South and East Asia
WEBINFO
- WEBIMAGES
Neptis hylasNeptis hylasNeptis hylas

Athyma perius
Common sergeant
South and East Asia
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Athyma periusAthyma perius

Colobura dirce
Dirce beauty
Central and South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Colobura dirceColobura dirce

Colobura annulata
New beauty
Central and (northern) South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Colobura dirceColobura annulata
(note even width of line indicated by the arrow - distinguishing this species from the last)

Siproeta stelenes
The malachite
South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Siproeta stelenes - the malachiteSiproeta stelenesSiproeta stelenes - the malachite
Siproeta stelenes - the malachite

Siproeta epaphus
The rusty-tipped page
Southern North America to South America
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Siproeta epaphus

SATYRINAE
Elymnias hypermnestra
Common palmfly
South Asia
WEBINFO - WEBIMAGES
Elymnias hypermnestraElymnias hypermnestraElymnias hypermnestra