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Melanitini

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Papilionoidea
Rank  Tribe
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Nymphalidae
Melanitini
Similar  Elymniini, Paralethe, Elymniopsis, Stygionympha, Heteropsis

The Melanitini (evening browns and relatives) are one of the smaller tribes of the Satyrinae in the Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterfly) family. They contain the following genera:

  • Aeropetes Billberg, 1820 - sometimes placed in Satyrini
  • Aphysoneura Karsch, 1894 - sometimes placed in Elymniini
  • Cyllogenes Butler, 1868
  • Gnophodes Doubleday, 1849
  • Manataria W.F. Kirby, [1902]
  • Melanitis Fabricius, 1807
  • Paralethe van Son, 1955 - sometimes placed in Satyrini
  • Parantirrhoea Wood-Mason, 1881
  • References

    Melanitini Wikipedia


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