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Genus Eumaeus

Atala eggs - Eumaeus atala butterfly? - Eumaeus atala Eumaeus atala larva - Eumaeus atala Atala Laying Eggs - Eumaeus atala - female Atala - Eumaeus atala Atala Butterfly - Eumaeus atala Eumaeus atala  - Eumaeus atala
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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 Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Tribe Eumaeini
Genus Eumaeus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eumaeus Hübner, 1819
Explanation of Names
Eumaeus, or Eumaios, is a character from Greek mythology, specifically Homer's Odyssey (Internet searches).
Nearctica (1) lists two North American species, atala (Florida Atala) and minijas (Cycad Hairstreak).
NABA lists just the Atala for North America
Tree of Life--Eumaeus lists six species total, all Neotropical
In North America, one species, confined to Florida, five other species in the Neotropical region.
Internet References
Tree of Life--Eumaeus