Salamis (butterfly)

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Salamis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Junoniini
Genus: Salamis
Boisduval, 1833
Species

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Salamis is a genus of nymphalid butterflies. They are commonly known as mother-of-pearls and are found in Africa. Salamis was a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the river god Asopus and Metope, daughter of the Ladon, another river god.

Taxonomy[edit]

Protogoniomorpha was viewed as part of Salamis by Ackery et al. (1995), but Wahlberg et al. (2005) showed that it is a distinct genus, and that one of its former species (Salamis cytora or Protogoniomorpha cytora and possibly also the similar Salamis temora or Protogoniomorpha temora belongs in Junonia.

Species[edit]

Alphabetical order:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salamis Boisduval, 1833" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms