Pyronia

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Pyronia is a genus of butterflies from the subfamily Satyrinae in the family Nymphalidae.

Description

These butterflies have vestigial forelegs that cannot be used for walking. Male forelegs exhibit 2 tarsal joints, while female forelegs have 4.[1]

Species

Listed alphabetically:[2]

  • Pyronia bathseba (Fabricius, 1793) – Spanish gatekeeper (Morocco, Algeria, southwest Europe)
  • Pyronia cecilia (Vallantin, 1894) – southern gatekeeper (Morocco, southern Europe, Asia Minor)
  • Pyronia coenonympha Felder, 1865 – (Himalayas)
  • Pyronia janiroides (Herrich-Schäffer, [1851]) – false meadow brown (Algeria, Tunisia)
  • Pyronia tithonus (Linnaeus, 1771) – gatekeeper or hedge brown (Europe, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Morocco)

References

  1. ^ "UK Butterflies - Pyronia". www.ukbutterflies.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  2. ^ "Pyronia Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
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Pyronia: Brief Summary

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Pyronia is a genus of butterflies from the subfamily Satyrinae in the family Nymphalidae.

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