Speyeria

noun
Spey·​e·​ria | \ spīˈ(y)irēə \

Definition of Speyeria

: a large genus of butterflies (family Nymphalidae) that contains the silverspots

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History and Etymology for Speyeria

New Latin, from A. Speyer, 19th century German lepidopterist + New Latin -ia

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“Speyeria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Speyeria. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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