Speyeria idalia

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Taxonavigation: Papilionoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Heliconiinae
Tribus: Argynnini
Genus: Speyeria
Species: Speyeria idalia


Speyeria idalia (Drury, 1773)

Type locality: USA, New York City, New York County, New York.

Neotype: AMNH. male ♂. (neotype Papilio nymphalis phaleratus idalia designated by dos Passos and Grey, 1947).


  • Papilio nymphalis phaleratus idalia Drury, 1773 (original combination)
  • Argynnis idalia (Drury, 1773)
  • Speyeria idalia (Drury, 1773)
  • Argynnis astarte Fisher, 1858
  • Argynnis Ashtaroth Fisher, 1859
  • Argynnis Idalia-Infumata Oberthür, 1912
  • Argynnis idalia f. dolli Gunder, 1927
  • Argynnis idalia f. pallida Eisner, 1942
  • Argynnis idalia by dos Passos and Grey, 1945


Additional references[edit]

  • Campbell, E.O., Gage, E.V., Gage, R.V. & Sperling, F.A.H. 2020. Single nucleotide polymorphism‐based species phylogeny of greater fritillary butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Speyeria) demonstrates widespread mitonuclear discordance. Systematic Entomology 45(2): 269–280. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12393 Reference page
  • Dunford, J. C. 2009. Taxonomic overview of the greater fritillary genus Speyeria Scudder and the atlantis - hesperis species complexes, with species accounts, type images, and relevant literature (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Insecta Mundi 0090: 1–74. PDF Reference page