Vanessa (butterfly)

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Temporal range: Chadronian-Holocene 37.2–0 Ma
Red admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Vanessa
Fabricius, 1807

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  • Fieldia (Niculescu, 1979)
  • Cynthia (Fabricius, 1807)
  • Pyrameis (Hübner, 1819)
  • Bassaris (Hübner, 1821)
  • Ammiralis (Rennie, 1832)
  • Neopyrameis (Scudder, 1889)

Vanessa is a genus of brush-footed butterflies. It has an almost world-wide distribution.

It includes the famous red admiral species, and the painted ladies of the subgenus Cynthia.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wahlberg, Niklas; Rubinoff, Daniel (2011). "Vagility across Vanessa (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae): mobility in butterfly species does not inhibit the formation and persistence of isolated sister taxa". Systematic Entomology. 36 (2): 362–370. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00566.x. S2CID 85698796.