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Genus Emesis

Curve-winged Metalmark - Emesis emesia - female Ares Metalmark - Emesis ares - male Zela Metalmark - Emesis zela - female Ares Metalmark - Emesis ares - male Ares Metalmark - Emesis ares - female Metalmark - Emesis zela - male Zela Metalmark - Emesis zela unk butterfly - 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
Tribe Emesiini
Genus Emesis
Explanation of Names
Emesis Fabricius, 1807
Identification
Could be confused with Coppers (Lycaena when seen from above, but very unlikely to be found in the same areas; wings of distinctly different shape; living eyes grayish (black in Coppers), and antennae held straighter in Metalmarks.
Other similar genera of Metalmarks found north of Mexico have distinctly green eyes, and have narrow chains of metalic spots toward the outer margin of the wings, which are lacking in this genus.