Definition of Nymphalis
1. Noun. Type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae
Member holonyms: Camberwell Beauty, Mourning Cloak, Mourning Cloak Butterfly, Nymphalis Antiopa, Tortoiseshell, Tortoiseshell Butterfly
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nymphalis
Literary usage of Nymphalis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization: Arranged in by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"The genus Nymphalis we illustrate with the following species, viz. ... The second species is named Nymphalis Thamyris. The four wings above are of a velvety ..."
2. Handbook of Zoology by Jan van der Hoeven (1856)
"Nymphalis LATE. (With addition of other genera) ... Here belong Nymphalis la L., SEPP, ibid. Tab. ..."
3. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1867)
"3, 4) Mr. Hewitson has described and figured a new Butterfly under the name of Nymphalis Caledonia (incorrectly printed caly(fonia). ..."