james a. robinson (2013-04-04)
What is the etymology and translation of these scientic names Phyclodes mylitta and Chlosyne palla?
Felix Sperling (2013-04-06)
According to the writeup for Chlosyne (Charidryas) palla in the Bird et al book Alberta Butterflies, "palla" comes from a long, wide upper garment of Roman ladies that was held together by broaches. They also say that "Phyciodes" comes from the Greek word phykos, meaning "painted" or "covered with cosmetics". However I don't know the derivation of Chlosyne or mylitta.
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