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- n. small genus of North American herbs having usually red or purple flowers.
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- n. small genus of North American herbs having usually red or purple flowers
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Vanessa callirhoe, small variety in Porto Santo, 106
It is no doubt due to the same cause that some butterflies on small and exposed islands have their wings reduced in size, as is strikingly the case with the small tortoise-shell butterfly (Vanessa urticae) inhabiting the Isle of Man, which is only about half the size of the same species in England or Ireland; and Mr. Wollaston notes that Vanessa callirhoe -- a closely allied South European form of our red-admiral butterfly -- is permanently smaller in the small and bare island of Porto