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Common Indian Crow (Euploea core) in Kawal, AP W IMG 1808.jpg
Common Indian Crow Euploea core
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Tribe: Danaini

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Danaini is a tribe of butterflies. It belongs in the subfamily Danainae. Most of the species are found in southeast Asia. The well known Monarch (Danaus plexippus) belongs in this tribe.


  • Amauris Hübner, 1816
  • Anetia Hübner, 1823
  • Archaeolycorea Martins, 1989† (this sign † means this genus is extinct)
  • Danaus Kluk, 1780 - Tigers, Milkweeds, Monarchs, and Queens
  • Euploea Fabricius, 1807 - Crows
  • Idea Fabricius, 1807 - Tree Nymphs and Paper-butterflies
  • Ideopsis Horsfield, 1857
  • Lycorea Doubleday, 1847
  • Parantica Moore, 1880 - Glassy-winged Tigers
  • Protoploea Ackery & Vane-Wright, 1984
  • Tiradelphe Ackery & Vane-Wright, 1984
  • Tirumala Moore, 1880 - Blue Tigers
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