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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Danainae
Tribe: Ithomiini
Genus: Athyrtis
C. & R. Felder, 1862
Species: A. mechanitis
Binomial name
Athyrtis mechanitis
C. & R. Felder, 1862

Athyrtis is a butterfly genus of the Ithomiini tribe in the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae. It is a monotypic genus, containing only Athyrtis mechanitis. The genus and the species were named by father and son entomologists Cajetan and Rudolf Felder in 1862.[1]


  1. ^ "Athyrtis C. & R. Felder, 1862" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms