Argynnini

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Argynnini
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Male Argynnis sagana, sometimes treated as Damora sagana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Tribe: Argynnini
Duponchel, 1835
Genera

Around seven, but see text

Argynnini is a tribe of butterflies in the subfamily Heliconiinae, containing some of the fritillaries. This group has also been classified as subtribe Argynnina of the Heliconiini, or even as a distinct subfamily Argynninae in the Nymphalidae. This group has roughly 30 species in North America with other species distributed worldwide.

Genera and selected species[edit]

While many treatments consider several proposed genera to be junior synonyms of Argynnis – occasionally even the fairly distinct Speyeria – other authors treat Argynnis in a much more circumscribed manner and split off Argyreus, Damora, Speyeria and others. To a lesser extent, similar uncertainty affects Boloria and Issoria.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Argynnini, Tree of Life