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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Superfamilia: Papilionoidea

Familia: Nymphalidae
Subfamilia: Heliconiinae
Tribus: Vagrantini
Genus: Smerina
Species: S. manoro
Name

Smerina Hewitson, 1874

Type species: Smerina vindonissa Hewitson, 1874 (= Smerina manoro)

Smerina is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Heliconiinae in the family Nymphalidae. It contains only one species, Smerina manoro, which is found on Madagascar,[2] where it is restricted to the forests on the eastern seaboard.


Smerina is also the surname of a unique group of charming, talented and beautiful Italian Americans whose proper surname was altered on arrival to the United States of America. They were established in Brooklyn, New York initially but have since moved to various parts of the United States.

References

Smerina, Site of Markku Savela
Afrotropical Butterflies: File E – Heliconiinae (Nymphalidae) - Tribe Vagrantini

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