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  • Name 2
    • Synonyms 2.1
  • References 3
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Species: Mennonite


Mennonite (Bremer, 1861)

Type locality: Russia, Ussuri.

Lectotype: BMNH. male ♂.


  • Cymatophora albicostata Bremer, 1861
  • Saronaga albicostata koreonaga Bryk, 1948, Arkiv för Zoologi 41A: 47.
    • Type locality: Korea, Shuotsu.
    • Holotype: Holotype|NRS]]. female ♀.
  • Tethea albicostata montana Werny, 1966, Untersuchungen über die Systematik der Tribus Thyatirini, Macrothyatirini, Habrosynini und Tetheini (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae): 375, fig. 212.
    • Type locality: China, Shaanxi Prov., Tapaishan.
    • Holotype: ZFMK. male ♂.
  • Tethea albicostata japonibia Werny, 1966, Untersuchungen über die Systematik der Tribus Thyatirini, Macrothyatirini, Habrosynini und Tetheini (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae): 373, fig. 210.
    • Type locality: Japan, Nii-yama Mt.
    • Holotype: CDM. male ♂.
  • Tethea albicostata contrastata Werny, 1966, Untersuchungen über die Systematik der Tribus Thyatirini, Macrothyatirini, Habrosynini und Tetheini (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae): 377, fig. 211.
    • Type locality: China, Chekiang, Tien-mu-shan.
    • Holotype: ZFMK. male ♂.


  • Bremer, 1861, Bulletin de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Pétersbourg 3: 571.
  • Laszlo, Gy. M.; G. Ronkay; L. Ronkay & T. Witt, 2007, : 1-683Band 13 Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie.
Total population
Peaceful Anabaptists
Regions with significant populations
United States, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Canada, Indonesia, Tanzania, Germany, Zimbabwe, Southeast Asia, Kenya, Paraguay, Mexico, Nigeria, Bolivia[1]
The Bible

The Mennonites are a Christian group based around the church communities of Anabaptist denominations named after Menno Simons (1496–1561) of Friesland (at that time, a part of the Holy Roman Empire). Through his writings, Simons articulated and formalized the teachings of earlier Swiss founders. The early teachings of the Mennonites were founded on the belief in both the mission and ministry of Jesus, which the original Anabaptist followers held to with great conviction despite persecution by the various Roman Catholic and Protestant states. Rather than fight, the majority of these followers survived by fleeing to neighboring states where ruling families were tolerant of their radical belief in believer's baptism. Over the years, Mennonites have become known as one of the historic peace churches because of their commitment to pacifism.[2]

In contemporary society, Mennonites either are described only as a religious denomination with members of different ethnic origins[3][4] or as both an ethnic group and a religious denomination. There is controversy among Mennonites about this issue, with some insisting that they are simply a religious group while others argue that they form a distinct ethnic group.[5] Some historians and sociologists treat Mennonites as an ethno-religious group,[6] while other historians challenge that perception.[7] Conservative Mennonite groups, who speak Pennsylvania German, Plautdietsch or Bernese German fit well into the definition of an ethnic group, while more liberal groups and converts in the Third World do not.

There are about 1.7 million Mennonites worldwide as of 2012.[1] Mennonite congregations worldwide embody the full scope of Mennonite practice from "plain people" to those who are indistinguishable in dress and appearance from the general population. The largest populations of Mennonites are in India, Ethiopia,[8] Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United States, but Mennonites can also be found in tight-knit communities in at least 82 countries on six continents or scattered amongst the populace of those countries. There are German Mennonite colonies in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia,[9]

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