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Family Nymphalidae

 

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Charaxes pollux (Black-bordered Charaxes)

Charaxes pollux, also called Black-bordered Charaxes is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 8.0 – 10.0 cm. The Black-bordered Charaxes is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is orange and brown. Hind wings have two short tails.
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Charaxes varanes (Pearl Charaxes)

Charaxes varanes, also called Pearl Charaxes is a nice butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1764 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 8.0 – 10.0 cm. The Pearl Charaxes is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is white and brown. The hind wings have one tail.
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Hypolimnas salmacis (Blue Diadem)

Hypolimnas salmacis, also called Blue Diadem is a beautiful butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1773 by Druce. The wingspan is about 8.0 – 9.0 cm. The Blue Diadem is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black, but it has white and blue areas on the wing.
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The following genera are members of the family Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies) and they are represented on this homepage.

 

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2006-11-08
Charaxes andara

Charaxes andara is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1873 by Ward. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm Charaxes andara is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with a broad white band. Hind wings are ridged and have two tails.

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2006-11-08
Charaxes brutus (White Barred Charaxes )

Charaxes brutus, also called White Barred Charaxes is a simple butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1779 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Withe Barred Charaxes is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with a broad white band. Hind wings are ridged and have two tails.

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2006-11-08
Charaxes jasius (Two-tailed Pasha, Erdbeerbaumfalter, La Nymphale de l´Arbousier)

Charaxes jasius, also called Two-tailed Pasha or Erdbeerbaumfalter is a very great butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1767 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Two-tailed Pasha is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a typical member of the genus Charaxes. The butterfly is brown and orange with blue, white and grey spots. Hind wings have two tails.

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2006-11-08
Charaxes montieri

Charaxes montieri is a very nice butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1885 by Staudinger & Schatz. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm Charaxes montieri is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a typical member of the genus Charaxes. The female is brown and white and the male is black and blue. Hind wings have two little tails.

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2006-11-08
Charaxes nobilis

Charaxes nobilis is a great butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1873 by Druce. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm Charaxes nobilis is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with a broad white band. Hind wings are ridged and have two tails.

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2006-11-08
Charaxes pollux (Black-bordered Charaxes)

Charaxes pollux, also called Black-bordered Charaxes is a butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 8.0 – 10.0 cm. The Black-bordered Charaxes is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is orange and brown. Hind wings have two short tails.

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2006-11-08
Charaxes smaragdalis (Western Blue Charaxes)

Charaxes smaragdalis, also called Western Blue Charaxes is a very great butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1865 by Butler. With a wingspan of 8.5 – 10.0 cm the Western Blue Charaxes is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a typical member of the genus Charaxes. The butterfly is black with white and blue bands and spots. Hind wings have two little tails.

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2006-11-08
Charaxes varanes (Pearl Charaxes)

Charaxes varanes, also called Pearl Charaxes is a nice butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1764 by Cramer. The wingspan is about 8.0 – 10.0 cm. The Pearl Charaxes is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is white and brown. The hind wings have one tail.

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2006-11-08
Hypolimnas antevorta

Hypolimnas antevorta is an impressive butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1879 by Distant. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 11.0 cm Hypolimnas antevorta is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a big member of the genus Hypolimnas. The butterfly is black with white and blue bands and spots.

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2006-11-08
Hypolimnas bolina (Common Eggfly, Große Eierfliege)

Hypolimnas bolina also called Common Eggfly or Great Eggfly is a common butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 9.0 cm the Common Eggfly is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white, orange and blue spots. The Common Eggfly is a good example for sexual dimorphism.

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2006-11-08
Hypolimnas dexithea

Hypolimnas dexithea is a great butterfly from Afrotopic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1863 by Hewitson. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 11.0 cm Hypolimnas dexithea is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE, but it is a big member of the genus Hypolimnas. The butterfly is black with white and auburn areas.

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2006-11-08
Hypolimnas salmacis (Blue Diadem, Blaues Diadem)

Hypolimnas salmacis, also called Blue Diadem is a beautiful butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1773 by Druce. The wingspan is about 8.0 – 9.0 cm. The Blue Diadem is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black, but it has white and blue areas on the wing.

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2006-11-08
Vanessa cardui (Distelfalter, La Belle Dame, Painted Lady)

Vanessa cardui, also called Painted Lady or Distelfalter is a common butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0– 6.5 cm the Painted Lady is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is brown and has black and white spots. The Painted Lady is a migrant butterfly with a nearly worldwide distribution.

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