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Tribe Limenitidini - Admirals, Sisters and Sailors

Red Spotted Purple - Limenitis arthemis Red-Spotted Purple - Limenitis arthemis Limenitis arthemis? - Limenitis arthemis Limentis archippus - Limenitis archippus Limenitis lorquini powelli - Limenitis lorquini nymphalid - Limenitis arthemis Red-spotted Purple - Limenitis arthemis butterfly on clethra - Limenitis arthemis
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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)
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.