MelanargiaAndrew V. Z. Brower
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For the time being, the subtribe Melanargiina contains only the genus Melanargia. This is an unusual genus of satyrines–the adults are white with contrasting black wing veins and markings. Melanargia is distributed from Europe and north Africa to Japan.
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- First online 28 November 2006
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