Junonia

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Junonia
Junonia villida
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Nymphalinae
Tribe:Junoniini
Genus:Junonia
Hübner, [1819]
Type species
Junonia evarete
(Cramer, 1779)
Species

about 30–35, see text

Synonyms
  • Alcyoneis Hübner, [1819]
  • Aresta Billberg, 1820
  • Kamilla Collins & Larsen, 1991
 
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Junonia
Junonia villida
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Nymphalinae
Tribe:Junoniini
Genus:Junonia
Hübner, [1819]
Type species
Junonia evarete
(Cramer, 1779)
Species

about 30–35, see text

Synonyms
  • Alcyoneis Hübner, [1819]
  • Aresta Billberg, 1820
  • Kamilla Collins & Larsen, 1991

Junonia is a genus of nymphalid butterflies, described by Jacob Hübner in 1819.[1] They are commonly known as Buckeyes, Pansies, or Commodores. This genus flies on every continent except Antarctica. The genus contains about 30–35 species.

Taxonomy

The leaf butterflies J. ansorgei and J. cymodoce (both from Africa) have traditionally been included in Kallima, but this genus is now usually limited to Asian species. Instead of being placed in Junonia, the two are sometimes awarded their own genus, Kamilla. The leaf butterfly J. tugela is sometimes included in Precis instead of Junonia.

The species in Junonia:[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Hübner, J. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge, 17-176, 1819.
  2. ^ Junonia, funet.fi
  3. ^ Junoniini, Nymphalidae.net

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