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    Cyrestis: Brief Summary
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    For the European species, see Map (butterfly).

    Cyrestis is a butterfly genus in the family Nymphalidae. They are known as map butterflies, so named because the wing-markings of some species resemble the lines of latitude and longitude of a world map. Cyrestis is a widespread genus ranging from Africa to parts of the Indomalaya ecozone and parts of the Australasian ecozone (New Guinea).

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