Definition of 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limenitis
Literary usage of Limenitis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Edward Doubleday (1844)
"limenitis ? a. Java. Presented by the Hon. East India Company. b. Java. ... Nepaul. Presented by Gen. Th. Hardwicke. b. Java. limenitis ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1896)
"limenitis, Fabricius in Illiger, Mag. Insekt., vi., p. ... limenitis is at present a very ill-defined genus, and is used to include a number of species from ..."
3. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"... limenitis SIBYLLA IN HEREFORDSHIRE.—I have been asked to record the occurrence of this butterfly in Herefordshire, as it appears to be a new county ..."