Limenitis


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Limenitis

 

a genus of butterflies of the family Nymphalidae. The top of the wings is black or brown with a white design; the lower side is rust-red. The hind wings have a serrated edge. These butterflies are distributed in the northern hemisphere, predominantly in the temperate and subtropical zones. They appear in the first half of summer. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of trees and shrubs. The best-known species are Limenitis populi, which develops on poplars and aspens, and L. camilla and L. rivularis, which live on honeysuckle.

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Mimetic North American species of the genus Limenitis (s.l.) and their models.
Demonstration of the selective advantage of mimetic Limenitis butterflies presented to caged avian predators.
Weidemeyer's admiral Willows (Salix spp.) (Limenitis weidemeyeri)
VICEROY (Limenitis archippus)--Willows (Salix spp.)
The monarch, Danaus plexippus, and viceroy, Limenitis archippus archippus.
Testing nominal species boundaries using F-statistics: the taxonomy of two hybridizing admiral butterflies (Limenitis: Nymphalidae).
Testing nominal species boundaries using gene flow statistics: The taxonomy of two hybridising admiral butterflies (Limenitis: Nymphalida).
In a study of dispersal and gene flow in the territorial butterfly, Limenitis weidemeyerii (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), Rosenberg (1989) found that most adults disperse less than 500 m, but that 20% moved more than 1 km.