The Limenitidinae are members of the Family Nymphalidae. These admirals and relatives are found on most continents. Adults of most genera are characterized by their flap-and-glide flight. Caterpillar and chrysalis structure defines this group.
The Subfamily Limenitidinae is a member of the Family Nymphalidae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Limenitidinae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Protostomia
Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa
A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
- Superphylum: Panarthropoda
- Phylum: Arthropoda
Latreille, 1829 - Arthropods
- Subphylum: Mandibulata
- Infraphylum: Atelocerata
- Superclass: Panhexapoda
- Class: Insecta
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - Insects
- Subclass: Dicondylia
- Class: Insecta C. Linnaeus, 1758 - Insects
- Superclass: Panhexapoda
- Infraphylum: Atelocerata Heymons, 1901
- Subphylum: Mandibulata Snodgrass, 1938
- Phylum: Arthropoda Latreille, 1829 - Arthropods
- Superphylum: Panarthropoda Cuvier
- Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
- Branch: Protostomia Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Subfamily Limenitidinae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Tribe (4): Adoliadini · Limenitidini · Neptini · Parthenini
- Genus (51): Abrota · Adelpha · Adolias · Aldania · Aterica · Athyma · Auzakia · Basilarchia · Bassarona · Bebearia · Bhagadatta · Catuna · Cymothoe · Cynandra · Cynitia · Dophla · Eulalia · Euphaedra · Euptera · Euriphene · Euryphaedra · Euryphura · Euthalia · Euthaliopsis · Fessonia · Hamanumida · Harma · Harmilla · Kumothales · Lasippa · Lebadea · Lelecella · Lexias · Limenitis · Limentis · Moduza · Neptis · Neurosigma · None · Pandita · Pandora · Pantoporia · Parasarpa · Parthenos · Phaedyma · Pseudacraea · Pseudargynnis · Pseudathyma · Pseudoneptis · Sumalia · Tanaecia
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 3,320 species and subspecies in the Subfamily Limenitidinae.
In Greek mythology, Abrota (Greek ) was the daughter of Onchestus the Boeotian, sister of Megareus, and the wife of Nisos, king of Megara. On her death Nisos commanded all the Megarian women to wear a garment of the same kind as Abrota had worn, which was called aphabroma (af?????a), and was still in use in the time of Plutarch. [more]
Adelpha is a genus of brush-footed butterflies, commonly called the sisters found in southern USA and Mexico to South America. This genus is sometimes included with the admiral butterflies (Limenitis). [more]
Athyma is a genus of brush-footed butterflies. They are commonly known as the "true" or "typical" sergeants, to distinguish them from the of the genus Pseudathyma, a fairly close relative from the Adoliadini. [more]
Euthalia is a of brush-footed butterflies. They are commonly called barons or (like some relatives in Bassarona and Dophla) dukes. [more]
Fessonia is a genus of mites belonging to the family Smaridiidae. These mites can be distinguished from other related genera by having 2 pairs of eyes and always lacking sclerotized plates on the body. [more]
The Archdukes are a genus (Lexias) of tropical forest-dwelling butterflies that are common throughout Southeast Asia and Australasia. Members of the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae, the genus is represented by about 17 species. Two very similar and coexisting genera are (the Viscounts and Earls) and Euthalia (the Barons and Counts), the latter previously including some Lexias species. The largest species reach a wingspan of ca. 10 cm. [more]
Limenitis is a genus of brush-footed butterflies, commonly called the Admirals. The Sister butterflies (Adelpha) and Commander butterflies (Moduza) are sometimes included here. [more]
The clipper butterflies (Parthenos) are a of butterflies. It includes the species Parthenos sylvia. [more]
At least 181 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Tanaecia.
More info about the Genus Tanaecia may be found here.
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