Definition of Genus limenitis
1. Noun. Mainly dark northern butterflies with white wing bars.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae
Member holonyms: Limenitis Camilla, White Admiral, Banded Purple, Limenitis Arthemis, White Admiral, Limenitis Astyanax, Red-spotted Purple, Limenitis Archippus, Viceroy
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Literary usage of Genus limenitis
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1. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1896)
"genus limenitis. Limenitis, Fabricius in Illiger, Mag. Insekt., vi., p. 281 (1807) ; Westw., Gen. Diurn. Lepid., p. 274 (1850) ; Schatz, Exot. ..."
2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1875)
"_ _ __ bands almost broken into spots." And far away, in the 2nd Stirps, Litn- nades, is a third species of this genus Limenitis, namely, ..."
3. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1882)
"Turning now to the familiar genus Limenitis, we find it numerously represented in the northern hemisphere, but almost totally absent from South America and ..."
4. The Canadian Record of Science by Natural History Society of Montreal (1902)
"... but also loses every trace of tawny or fulvous coloring, becoming a dark blue butterfly with a striking resemblance to the genus Limenitis. ..."
5. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1915)
"... invaders from the Old World, quite isolated and out of place in the New, while the genus Limenitis is an ancestral element in the North American fauna. ..."