Gonepteryx

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Gonepteryx
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Gonepteryx rhamni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Subfamily: Coliadinae
Tribe: Goniopterygini
Genus: Gonepteryx
Leach, 1819
Species

16 spp., see text

Synonyms
  • Gonoptera Billberg, 1820
  • Rhodocera Boisduval & Leconte, [1830]
  • Goniapteryx Westwood, 1840 (preocc. Goniapteryx Perty, 1833)
  • Goniopteryx Wallengren, 1853
  • Goniopteryx Burmeister, 1878
  • Gonopteryx Schatz, [1886]

Gonepteryx is a genus of butterfly in the Pieridae family. They live in Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. They are commonly known as brimstones for the bright yellow colour of the wings of most species.

Species[edit]

It contains the following species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonepteryx, funet.fi