Friday, March 20, 2015

Taxonomy...-nymy?

It never ceases to amaze me how many names are also animal genera. Quite a few taxonomic names might make good people-names, too, it turns out.
Many of these of course have other references, but what do they all have in common? They're butterflies!

  • Adelpha
  • Aella
  • Alaena
  • Aldania
  • Alenia
  • Alesa
  • Allora
  • Amauris
  • Anetia
  • Aphrissa
  • Arcas
  • Archon
  • Ariadne
  • Aricia
  • Arita
  • Arletta
  • Arnetta
  • Aurina
  • Bia
  • Brenthis
  • Bruna
  • Calisto
  • Calliana
  • Caria
  • Castilia
  • Catia
  • Cethosia
  • Charis
  • Colias
  • Cordelia
  • Coreana
  • Cressida
  • Cyrenia
  • Dion
  • Dione
  • Drucina
  • Elina
  • Elodina
  • Enantia
  • Erynnis
  • Eucheira
  • Euthalia
  • Glennia
  • Greta
  • Herona
  • Iliana
  • Imelda
  • Inessa
  • Iolana
  • Iridana
  • Issoria
  • Jera
  • Joanna
  • Juditha
  • Justinia
  • Kallima
  • Leona
  • Levina
  • Losaria
  • Lucia
  • Lucida
  • Lycas
  • Lysandra
  • Marela
  • Mathania
  • Memphis
  • Micandra
  • Milena
  • Miyana
  • Morys
  • Myrina
  • Myrinia
  • Nelia
  • Nessaea
  • Nicolaea
  • Ocaria
  • Odina
  • Oleria
  • Olynthus
  • Palla
  • Pamela
  • Patia
  • Patricia
  • Phaedra
  • Pierella
  • Pontia
  • Ravenna
  • Rohana
  • Sabina
  • Sephisa
  • Sovia
  • Suniana
  • Teria
  • Terra
  • Thecla
  • Thereus
  • Thessia
  • Thisbe
  • Timelaea
  • Trina
  • Una
  • Urbanus
  • Vanessa
  • Viola
  • Yramea
  • Yvretta
  • Zaretis
  • Zea
  • Zela
  • Zera
  • Zerene
  • Zintha