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Tribe Limenitidini - Admirals, Sisters and Sailors

Red Spotted Purple - Limenitis arthemis - Limenitis arthemis Viceroy - Limenitis archippus Viceroy - Apr 22 - Limenitis archippus Viceroy - Limenitis archippus Blue Butterfly - Limenitis arthemis Red spotted purple - Limenitis arthemis Limenitis archippus White Admiral  - Limenitis arthemis
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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 Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Limenitidinae (Admirals, Sisters)
Tribe Limenitidini (Admirals, Sisters and Sailors)
Numbers
Approximately 24 genera are included within this tribe, but many authors reduce the number by combining many. Only two occur in the Americas. Five genera (not either of ours) are often separated as a tribe Neptini, but the distinction is weak. There are two other tribes, the Adoliadini and Parthenini found in the Old World tropics.
Range
Worldwide