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Nymphalites atavus Charpentier 1843 (brush-footed butterfly)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 354118

Alternative combinations: Eugonia attavina, Sphinx atavus, Vanessa attavina

Full reference: T. Charpentier. 1843. Über einige fossile Insecten aus Radoboj in Croatien. Novorum Actorum Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum 20:399-410

Belongs to Nymphalites according to M. V. Kozlov 1988

Sister taxa: Nymphalites obscurus, Nymphalites scudderi, Nymphalites zeuneri

Type specimen: Its type locality is Radoboj (Grätz Collection), which is in a Sarmatian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in Croatia


Average measurements (in mm): wing length 16.9