genus Vanessa

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Noun1.genus Vanessa - painted beauty and red admiralgenus Vanessa - painted beauty and red admiral  
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae - large beautifully colored butterflies
painted beauty, Vanessa virginiensis - American butterfly having dark brown wings with white and golden orange spots
red admiral, Vanessa atalanta - of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings