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Polyura eudamippus (Great Nawab)
Polyura eudamippus, also called Great Nawab is a very nice butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Asia). The first description was in 1843 by Doubleday. With a wingspan of 8.5 – 9.5 cm the Great Nawab is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is whitish and black with orange bands. Hind wings have two tails.
Sasakia charonda (Japanese Emperor, Japanischer Kaiser)
Sasakia charonda, also called Japanese Emperor or Japanischer Kaiser is a great . The first description was in 1863 by Hewitson. With a wingspan of 9.0 – 12.0 cm the Japanese Emperor is a big member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots and the underside is greenish. Furthermore the male has a blue iridescence. This blue is caused by an optical phenomenon, named interference.
Mimathyma schrenckii is a nice . The first description was in 1859 by Ménétriés. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Mimathyma schrenckii is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with white spots. Mimathyma schrenckii is closely-related to the Purple Emperor (Apatura iris) and the Lesser Purple Emperor (Apatura ilia).
The following genera are members of the family Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies) and they are represented on this homepage.