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Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Heliconiinae
Tribus: Argynnini
Genus: Issoria
Species: I. altissima – I. baileyi – I. baumanni – I. eugenia – I. gemmata – I. hanningtoni – I. lathonia – I. smaragdifera
Name

Issoria Hübner, 1819
Synonyms

Rathora Moore, 1900
Kuekenthaliella Reuss, 1921; Type species: Argynnis gemmata Butler, 1881.
Pseudorathora Reuss, 1926
Prokuekenthaliella Reuss, 1926
Afrossoria Simonsen, 2004

Issoria lathonia MHNT CUT 2013 3 24 PONT GERENDOINE Male Ventral

Issoria lathonia

References

Simonsen, T.J. 2006. The male genitalia segments in fritillary butterflies: Comparative morphology with special reference to the “rectal plate” in Issoria (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). European Journal of Entomology 103(2): 425–432. DOI: 10.14411/eje.2006.056 Open access Reference page.
Simonsen, T.J. 2006. Fritillary phylogeny, classification, and larval host plants: reconstructed mainly on the basis of male and female genitalic morphology (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Argynnini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89(4): 627–673. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2006.00697.x Open access. Reference page.
Simonsen, T.J., Wahlberg, N., Brower, A.V.Z. & de Jong, R. 2006. Morphology, molecules and fritillaries: approaching a stable phylogeny for Argynnini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 37: 405–418. DOI: 10.1163/187631206788831407 Paywall. PDF. Reference page.

Issoria is a genus of butterflies in the family Nymphalidae commonly found in the Palearctic realm, Africa, and South America.
Taxonomy

The South American genus Yramea is sometimes included in Issoria as a subgenus.
Species

Listed alphabetically:[1]

Issoria altissima (Elwes, 1882)
Issoria baileyi Huang, 1998
Issoria baumanni Rebel & Rogenhofer, 1894 – Baumann's mountain fritillary
Issoria eugenia (Eversmann, 1847)
Issoria gemmata (Butler, 1881)
Issoria hanningtoni Elwes, 1889 – Hannington's fritillary
Issoria lathonia (Linnaeus, 1758) – Queen of Spain fritillary
Issoria mackinnonii (de Nicéville, 1891)
Issoria smaragdifera (Butler, 1895) – African queen fritillary

References

"Issoria Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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