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Vanessa amerindica Miller and Brown 1989 (brush-footed butterfly)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Nymphalidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 212976

Full reference: J. Y. Miller and F. M. Brown. 1989. A new Oligocene fossil butterfly, Vanessa amerindica (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), from the Florissant Formation, Colorado. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 126:1-9

Belongs to Vanessa according to R. de Jong 2017

Sister taxon: Vanessa fossilis

Type specimen: UF 21099, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant, southwestern portion, which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.


Average measurements (in mm): forewing length 27.0, hindwing length 24.5