Kenelm Philip fnkwp at
Tue Aug 22 16:41:47 EDT 2000

There was a recent query as to the etymology of the genus _Vanessa_. In
_Alberta Butterflies_ (Bird et al, 1995), is the following remark on the
genus: "Etymology. Vanessa was a mystic divinity of the Orphic rites in
ancient Greece."

							Ken Philip
fnkwp at

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