Limenitis

noun Lim·e·ni·tis \ ˌliməˈnītə̇s \

Definition of Limenitis

:a holarctic genus of butterflies (family Nymphalidae) comprising mainly dark butterflies with a white wing bar but including also the two important mimics, viceroy (L. archippus) and red-spotted purple (L. astyanax)

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Origin and Etymology of limenitis

New Latin, from Greek limenitis harbor goddess, feminine of limenitēs harbor god, from limen-, limēn harbor + -itēs -ite


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