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Subfamily Riodininae

Curve-winged Metalmark - Emesis emesia - female Apodemia virgulti - male Nais Metalmark - Apodemia nais Mormon Metalmark - Apodemia mormo 23june2012-lep2 - Calephelis borealis Unidentified Butterfly - Plesioarida palmerii metalmark - Calephelis nemesis Zela Metalmark - Emesis zela
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Riodinidae (Metalmarks)
Subfamily Riodininae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Riodininae Grote, 1895
Remarks
This is the only subfamily of Riodinidae present in our area. A second subfamily, Euselasiinae was believed to be present in North America, but this was based on mislabelled material (Pelham, 2008 (1)).
Works Cited
1.A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada
Jonathan P. Pelham. 2008. The Lepidoptera Research Foundation, Inc.