Cris Guppy & Aud Fischer
cguppy at quesnelbc.com
Tue Aug 22 22:43:27 EDT 2000
The name Vanessa is probably from Swift's poem of Cadenus and Vanessa (Reed
1870; Emmet 1991).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenelm Philip" <fnkwp at aurora.alaska.edu>
To: <leps-l at lists.yale.edu>
Sent: August 22, 2000 1:41 PM
> 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 uaf.edu
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