Definition of Genus vanessa

1. Noun. Painted beauty and red admiral.

Exact synonyms: Vanessa
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae
Member holonyms: Painted Beauty, Vanessa Virginiensis, Red Admiral, Vanessa Atalanta



Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vanessa

genus Urtica
genus Usnea
genus Ustilaginoidea
genus Ustilago
genus Uta
genus Utahraptor
genus Utricularia
genus Uvularia
genus Vaccaria
genus Vaccinium
genus Valeriana
genus Valerianella
genus Vallisneria
genus Vanda
genus Vanellus
genus Vanessa
genus Vangueria
genus Vanilla
genus Varanus
genus Vedalia
genus Velociraptor
genus Venus
genus Veratrum
genus Verbascum
genus Verbena
genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria

Literary usage of Genus vanessa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Naturalist's Library edited by William Jardine (1835)
"genus vanessa. IN this genus the antennae terminate in an oval club ; the palpi approximate at the extremity, and project obliquely, forming a kind of beak ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1896)
"... willow, currant, hazel, honeysuckle, and common nettle. genus vanessa. Vanessa, Fabr. in Illiger, Mag. Insekt., vi., p. 281 (18-7); Latr., Ene. ..."

3. British Butterflies by James Duncan, Georges Cuvier (1860)
"genus vanessa. IN this genus the antennae terminate in an oval club ; the palpi approximate at the extremity, and project obliquely, forming a kind of beak ..."

4. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman (1890)
"THE varied markings exhibited by the members of the genus Vanessa and its ... ancestor of the genus Vanessa in the widest sense, three principal lines seem ..."

5. Foreign Butterflies by James Duncan (1858)
"genus vanessa. THE insects referred to this genus, which is well known as having many handsome representatives in Britain, are distributed over almost every ..."

6. The Butterfly Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Butterflies of by William Jacob Holland (1898)
"Genus VANESSA, Fabricius (The Tortoise-shells) Butterfly.—Medium-sized insects, the wings on the upper side generally some shade of black or brown, ..."

7. The Natural History of British Butterflies.: Illustrated by Thirty-six by James Duncan (1835)
"genus vanessa. IN this genus the antenna? terminate in an oval o club ; the palpi approximate at the extremity, and project obliquely, forming a kind of ..."

8. Bulletin of the University of Montana by Mont University of Montana (Missoula, University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.) (1903)
"THE LADY BUTTERFLIES, genus vanessa, Doubleday. Fig. 77. Butterfly—Medium-sized insects; the wings on the upper side are some shade of black or brown, ..."

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